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 62,648 $96,304,398 $40,644,489 $136,948,887
Central NY 15,214 $42,460,168 $20,703,931 $63,164,099
Finger Lakes 12,138 $9,953,357 $4,017,518 $13,970,875
Long Island 1,087 $983,989 $266,839 $1,250,828
Mid-Hudson 6,175 $3,114,729 $2,121,928 $5,236,657
Mohawk Valley 22,596 $60,230,872 $44,129,995 $104,360,867
North Country 50,409 $104,821,640 $49,786,398 $154,608,038
Southern Tier 49,209 $91,945,047 $39,121,366 $131,066,413
Western NY 37,343 $80,836,771 $36,977,268 $117,814,039
All Awards
256,819
$490,650,971
$237,769,732
$728,420,703