Program Highlights

  • New York State (NYS) has secured a $1 billion public/private investment to provide broadband access to more than 2.42 million locations statewide, ensuring that reliable, high-speed Internet is available to all New Yorkers
  • Approximately 90% of awarded funding will address Unserved areas, connecting these locations for the first time
  • Over 21,000 miles of fiber will be deployed as a result of New NY Broadband Program projects
  • The Program supports over 120 individual projects, with 34 different companies
    • The majority (56%) of company-partners are either family-owned, non-profit cooperatives, or native tribally-owned telecom companies
    • The BPO also partners with nationally recognized telecommunications providers
  • Through a landmark partnership with the FCC, NYS secured up to $170 million in additional funding from the Connect America Fund program
  • The Program awarded funding through an innovative “reverse auction,” to strategically allocate funding to areas in need
  • At the Program’s launch in 2015, 70% of NYS was Served – and only 35% of Upstate NY was Served.  Through three rounds, 99.9% of NYS will have access to service

Program Funding by REDC

REDC Total Units State Grant Private & Federal Commitment Total Investment
Capital Region 61,023 $95,587,624 $40,444,065 $136,031,689
Central NY 15,214 $42,460,168 $20,703,931 $63,164,099
Finger Lakes 12,134 $9,952,727 $4,017,248 $13,969,975
Long Island 346 $867,281 $216,821 $1,084,102
Mid-Hudson 6,527 $5,910,542 $2,843,064 $8,753,606
Mohawk Valley 22,596 $60,230,872 $44,129,995 $104,360,867
North Country 50,257 $103,686,481 $49,518,780 $153,205,261
Southern Tier 49,022 $91,915,594 $39,108,743 $131,024,337
Western NY 37,343 $80,836,771 $36,977,268 $117,814,039
All Awards
254,462
$491,448,060
$237,959,915
$729,407,975