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

December 19, 2019

Governor Will Introduce Legislation to Prevent the Blocking, Throttling and... Read more

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

In The News

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

October 2, 2019

TDS Telecom, a provider of high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment... Read more

September 14, 2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has convened a task force of industry experts,... Read more

September 11, 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the new task force, which will develop... Read more

August 12, 2019

Elmira Star-Gazette

Broadband: Deploying America’s 21st Century Infrastructure

The Federal Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Communications and Technology, held a hearing on March 21, 2017 to discuss national broadband deployment, and discussed the success of the New NY Broadband Program. The Broadband Program Office’s own cost modeling expert, Jim Stegeman, President of CostQuest, testified before the Communications and Technology subcommittee. Jim Stegeman is an industry leader in network-cost models used by wireline and wireless companies, as well as State and government agencies, in support of broadband deployment analysis. Below is a clip from that hearing. To view the full hearing, click here.