GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $39.2 MILLION IN NEW NY BROADBAND PROGRAM ROUND II AWARDS FOR THE CAPITAL REGION
More Than 32,700 Homes and Business to Gain Access to High-Speed Broadband in the Capital Region through Round IIAdvances Governor’s Goal of Providing Broadband Access to All New Yorkers by the End of 2018
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $39.2 million in New NY Broadband Program Round II grants have been awarded to 11 projects in the Capital Region.
These awards will provide 32,737 homes and businesses with access to high-speed broadband for the first time, and leverage $9.8 million in private matching funds – bringing the total public-private investment in the Capital Region to $49 million in Round II.
Through Rounds I and II, the program has driven a total of more than $65 million in public-private investment in high-speed broadband across the region.
Since the program’s launch, Governor Cuomo has secured upgrades statewide for more than 2.3 million homes, businesses and institutions.In total, Round II will drive $268 million in public-private investment and will support a total of 54 projects that will reach 89,514 homes and institutions in unserved and underserved communities.
Together with upstate high-speed broadband buildouts and upgrades being carried out by Charter under mandates from the New York State Public Service Commission, Round II awards will ensure that 98 percent of New Yorkers will have access to the high-speed broadband required to succeed in a modern economy.
Towns Benefitting From Broadband Buildout as Part of Round II – Capital Region