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.


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

May 4, 2017

Presented by Jeffrey Nordhaus, Executive Vice President, Broadband and Innovation, Empire State Development


The Broadband Program Office currently has no events scheduled.

See previous events in the Events Archive.

Press Releases

March 30, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the Request for Proposals for Round... Read more

February 28, 2017

More Than 15,900 Homes and Businesses to Gain Access to High-Speed... Read more

February 28, 2017

More Than 12,800 Homes and Businesses to Gain Access to High-Speed... 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.