NY Broadband Program will bring Internet to rural parts of state
ALBANY, N.Y. — A new program in New York will bring broadband Internet service to rural parts of the state.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of the New NY Broadband Program’s Consolidated Funding Application Portal, which is now accepting applications for the Request for Proposals issued on Jan. 8. The $500 million program, which provides funding for high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved areas across the state, is the largest and most ambitious state investment in broadband in the nation.
“Access to high-speed internet is essential for engaging in the 21st century economy, but the broadband gap is leaving far too many New Yorkers behind,” Cuomo said. “Through this unprecedented investment, we will be expanding reliable internet access in underserved areas, helping businesses become more competitive, and making broadband available in every comer of New York. I encourage all eligible applicants to apply and take advantage of this new opportunity.”
Source: Gov. Cuomo’s office