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$500 million new New York broadband program

Staff writer |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the release of a Request for Information to help finalize guidelines for the New NY Broadband Program.

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The program has undertaken the ambitious goal of substantially expanding high-speed broadband service in New York State by the end of 2018.

Earlier this year, Governor Cuomo made the Nation's largest and most aggressive state investment in broadband with the commitment of $500 million in capital for the Program.

“High speed internet access has become an essential ingredient of any strong economy and New York is leading the nation to close the broadband gap,” Governor Cuomo said.

The Request for Information is one of the final steps in determining the program’s guidelines. It presents interested parties and stakeholders with an opportunity to contribute their ideas and recommendations for designing the Program, leveraging partnerships and identifying barriers and challenges to meeting broadband access demands.

The Request for Information was made available on the New York State Broadband Program Office's website on Thursday, September 24, 2015 with responses due Friday, October 30, 2015.

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