Media Center

Welcome to the NYS Broadband Program Office Media Center where you will find the latest news on how New York State government is working to close the digital divide that exists throughout our State. Through our press releases, publications, newsletters and reports, we provide our visitors with information on our state’s efforts to ensure affordable high-speed broadband services are available to all New Yorkers.


April 18, 2018
Presented by Jeffrey Nordhaus, Executive Vice President, Broadband and Innovation, Empire State Development
May 4, 2017
Presented by Jim Stegeman, President, CostQuest
May 4, 2017
Presented by Dave Cramer, Carol McTague, and Karen Geduldig, Office of Telecommunications, NYS Department of Public Service

Press Releases

October 2, 2019

Internet speeds of up to 100Mbps are now available to more than 1,250 home... Read more

September 10, 2019

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the new Upstate Cellular Coverage... Read more

August 12, 2019

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the authorization of more... Read more

In The News

April 29, 2021

FCC Reveals Sign-Up Date and Website for $50-per-Month Broadband Subsidies

March 22, 2021

FCC launches a survey for consumers to report actual on-the-ground... Read more

March 19, 2021

Students without at-home connectivity in 210 school districts will be... Read more

January 21, 2021

New York among six states offering affordable internet at truly high speeds.

February 21, 2020

[T]here are many reasons to be optimistic about the state’s broadband... Read more

February 13, 2020

The FCC has authorized more than $240 million in funding over ten years for... Read more