New York State (NYS) has secured a $1 billion in public and private investment to provide broadband access to more than 2.42 million locations statewide, ensuring that reliable, high-speed Internet is available to more than 98% of all New Yorkers.
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 has access to service.
Key elements of this historic broadband expansion include:
NYS invested of $500 million in the New NY Broadband Program to expand service to over 250,000 locations across the state
State-secured private investment valued at approximately $660 million to expand high-speed service to over 2 million locations
Approximately 90% of New NY Broadband Program funds addressed areas without any terrestrial high-speed broadband option, connecting these locations for the first time
The New NY Broadband Program resulted in the deployment of over 21,000 miles of fiber optic cable
The New NY Broadband Program supported over 120 individual projects, with 32 different companies
The majority (56%) of company-partners are either family-owned or non-profit cooperatives
Through a landmark partnership with the FCC, NYS secured up to $170 million in additional funding from the Connect America Fund program
Program Funding by REDC
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