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 33 different companies
    • The majority (56%) of company-partners are either family-owned or non-profit cooperatives
    • 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 15,115 $42,239,989 $20,648,886 $62,888,875
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 $60,418,225 $44,386,860 $104,805,085
North Country 50,409 $103,434,980 $46,986,486 $150,421,466
Southern Tier 48,867 $91,184,429 $38,931,210 $130,115,639
Western NY 36,959 $79,608,128 $36,670,106 $116,278,234
All Awards
255,994
$487,242,224
$234,674,322
$721,916,546