On Thursday, Gov. Cuomo announced the release of a Request for Information (RFI) to help finalize guidelines for the New NY Broadband Program. The release of the RFI for this program, which is intended to expand broadband service in the state, is a significant step forward.

The Governor and Legislature have agreed to spend $500 million for the program, and with the expected dollar-for-d9o0llar match, we are hoping to see at least $1 billion in new network investment to expand high-speed broadband access in underserved and unserved areas.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“With this action, we are engaging providers, municipal leaders and other stakeholders to help ensure the New NY Broadband Program leverages the State’s investment in the best way and fulfills its goal of providing access to high speed Internet to every New Yorker in every corner of this state.”