Final round of New York State broadband funding could benefit Central New York

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New York State announced Phase III of funding for its “New NY Broadband Program,” the goal of which is to bring high-speed internet access to all New Yorkers.

According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, $341-million in private, state, and federal money will go to companies trying to close the gap in broadband service.

The final phase could provide more than 122,000 homes and other locations with high-speed internet.

The “New NY Broadband Program” started back in 2015 and has helped companies bring better internet service to more rural portions of the state.

New Vision Communications was given around $14-million back in 2016, during Phase II and ultimately helped improve service in communities like Parish and Mexico. 

The top companies in Central New York to receive funding this time are Clarity Fiber, Frontier Communications, Haefele TV Inc., Hughes Network Systems and Verizon Communications. 

The goal is to provide download speeds of at least 25 Mbps to most rural areas in Upstate New York.

For a complete list of the companies click here.

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