Media Center

Welcome to the NYS Broadband Program Office Media Center where you will find the latest news on how New York State government is working to close the digital divide that exists throughout our State. Through our press releases, publications, newsletters and reports, we provide our visitors with information on our state’s efforts to ensure affordable high-speed broadband services are available to all New Yorkers.

Presentations

April 18, 2018
Presented by Jeffrey Nordhaus, Executive Vice President, Broadband and Innovation, Empire State Development
May 4, 2017
Presented by Jim Stegeman, President, CostQuest
May 4, 2017
Presented by Dave Cramer, Carol McTague, and Karen Geduldig, Office of Telecommunications, NYS Department of Public Service

In The News

April 29, 2021

FCC Reveals Sign-Up Date and Website for $50-per-Month Broadband Subsidies

April 16, 2021

Cuomo Signs New York Bill Requiring Low-Cost Broadband Access

March 22, 2021

FCC launches a survey for consumers to report actual on-the-ground... Read more

March 19, 2021

Students without at-home connectivity in 210 school districts will be... Read more

January 21, 2021

New York among six states offering affordable internet at truly high speeds.

February 21, 2020

[T]here are many reasons to be optimistic about the state’s broadband... Read more

Broadband: Deploying America’s 21st Century Infrastructure

The Federal Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Communications and Technology, held a hearing on March 21, 2017 to discuss national broadband deployment, and discussed the success of the New NY Broadband Program. The Broadband Program Office’s own cost modeling expert, Jim Stegeman, President of CostQuest, testified before the Communications and Technology subcommittee. Jim Stegeman is an industry leader in network-cost models used by wireline and wireless companies, as well as State and government agencies, in support of broadband deployment analysis. Below is a clip from that hearing. To view the full hearing, click here.