Upstate NY to Receive $16M for Rural Broadband Deployment

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While the FCC was approving more than $100M in funding for rural broadband in 16 states (see story here), the agency also approved money for deployment in upstate New York. Over the next decade, the money will be used to expand broadband to 8,088 unserved rural New York homes and businesses.  

It’s the second round of matching funds being provided in a partnership with the state’s New NY Broadband Program

Providers will begin receiving funding this month. 

The federal funding is being provided through the FCC’s Connect America Fund. On August 1, the Commission proposed establishing the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The fund would direct up to $20.4 billion to expand broadband in unserved rural areas.  

The authorized New York federal funding applications are as follows: 

  • Armstrong Telecommunications Inc. will receive $12,821,813 over the next decade to expand broadband to 6,709 rural homes and businesses at downstream speeds of at least 100 Mbps per second and upstream speeds of 20 Mbps
  • DTC Cable Inc. will receive $2,103,935 over the next decade to expand broadband to 712 rural homes and businesses at downstream speeds of at least 100 Mbps and upstream speeds of 20 Mbps
  • Haefele TV Inc. will receive $1,257,581 over the next decade to expand broadband to 667 rural homes and businesses at downstream speeds of at least 100 Mbps and upstream speeds of 20 Mbps

August 13, 2019   

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