Phase 3 Awards

The New NY Broadband Program has announced Phase 3 awards, which will drive more than $384.5 million of public/private broadband investment, covering 131,134 homes and other locations across the State.  This represents the third and final phase of the Program, and the successful completion of the historic effort to connect all New Yorkers to high-speed Internet.  Since the Program's launch, Governor Cuomo has secured high-speed upgrades statewide for 2.42 million locations. Information about Phase 3 awards can be viewed below*. In Phase 3, certain funded projects will also leverage up to $170 million in additional support from the federal Connect America Fund (CAF). These CAF funds were re-committed to New York State by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the result of successful advocacy by Governor Cuomo, Empire State Development, and NYS Congressional representatives.

For more information on the structure of Phase 3 of the New NY Broadband Program, please see the Phase 3 RFP Guidelines. Click here to see the regional impact of Broadband Program Office awards. 

Phase 3 Awardees

Awardee REDC Region Total Unitssort descending State Grant Private & Federal Commitment Total Investment
Gtel Teleconnections Capital Region 279 $882,761 $1,227,960 $2,110,721
Middleburgh Telephone Company (MIDTEL) Capital Region 291 $2,318,108 $579,527 $2,897,635
TDS Telecom North Country 357 $918,387 $306,129 $1,224,516
Windstream New York Western NY 751 $2,696,893 $674,225 $3,371,118
Hudson Valley Wireless Capital Region, Mohawk Valley 990 $2,710,497 $694,524 $3,405,021
Mohawk Networks, LLC North Country 1,286 $5,107,790 $5,798,137 $10,905,927
Haefele TV Inc. Central NY, Southern Tier 1,303 $2,927,538 $2,223,074 $5,150,612
DTC Cable Inc. Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier 1,383 $9,190,530 $5,091,048 $14,281,578
Otsego Electric Cooperative Mohawk Valley 1,406 $5,739,316 $6,501,065 $12,240,381
MTC Cable Capital Region, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier 1,659 $4,877,133 $6,367,183 $11,244,316
Mid-Hudson Data Corp. Capital Region 2,438 $4,474,125 $1,930,751 $6,404,876
Frontier Communications Finger Lakes, North Country, Southern Tier 2,735 $9,722,173 $2,430,546 $12,152,719
Clarity Fiber Solutions Central NY, Southern Tier 3,311 $13,634,674 $3,408,671 $17,043,345
Slic Network Solutions Capital Region, North Country 8,304 $28,243,533 $21,659,663 $49,903,196
Armstrong Telecommunications, Inc. Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Western NY 9,454 $30,353,892 $23,819,659 $54,173,551
Verizon Communications Capital Region, Central NY, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier 18,314 $85,270,370 $63,423,180 $148,693,550
Hughes Network Systems, LLC Capital Region, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Long Island, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier, Western NY 76,873 $15,620,785 $13,720,697 $29,341,482
131,134
$224,688,505
$159,856,039
$384,544,544

Awarded Census Blocks

Download a list of Census Blocks awarded in Phase 3

Download a list of Census Blocks awarded in Phases 1, 2, and 3