Empire State Development Announces FCC Authorization of Over $55.4 Million in Federal Funding for Rural Broadband in New York

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 14:42

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the authorization of more than $55.4 million in federal broadband support across two waves of funding from the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF).  This funding, which matches previously announced New NY Broadband Program Round III awards to eight providers, will support the deployment of fiber-based broadband access to over 23,000 unserved homes and businesses across all eight Upstate Regions.