Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

The New NY Broadband Program: Round III Driving Statewide Investment in Access



Just three years ago, 30 percent of New Yorkers lacked access to broadband–meaning they lacked access to a role in the 21st-century economy. The New NY Broadband Program was launched in 2015 to close that access gap, which was most acute in eight upstate REDC regions, and last month awarded the last mile funding to do so.

The $209.7 million Round III awards, announced Jan. 31, will drive in aggregate more than $341.8 million of public-private broadband investment, providing the last-mile funding to bring high-speed internet access to all New Yorkers.  

The 43 projects awarded in Round III will expand opportunity to more than 122,000 homes and locations across New York, deploying some 7,544 miles of broadband infrastructure across eight regions. 

At its launch, the New NY Broadband program set a goal of statewide access to broadband at speeds of at least 100 Mbps (with 25 Mbps acceptable in the most rural and remote areas of the state). That access has been pivotal, changing the way people do business, offering online education to students in rural areas and making all New Yorkers more competitive in a global economy.

In this final round, some projects will leverage up to $170 million in additional support from the Connect America Fund, federal funds that the FCC recommitted to New York State—rather than being diverted elsewhere—thanks to efforts by the Governor, ESD and New York’s Congressional representatives. 

For more information about the New NY Broadband Program, click here.   

Kinderhook Bank Corp. (“Kinderhook”) (OTCQB:  NUBK), the parent bank holding company of The National Union Bank of Kinderhook (“Kinderhook Bank”) announced that at a Special Meeting of Stockholders on April 23, 2019, Kinderhook stockholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the proposed acquisition of Kinderhook by Community Bank System, Inc. (“CBU…
Don’t miss our informative travel seminars presented by AAA and our preferred travel partners. We make planning your dream vacation easy. Attend our travel night events to get inside information on the best tours, cruises and show specials. Learn some great travel tips, and ask questions to help you plan your next big trip. Free Travel Info Night…
Taste of Troy Food Tours, which offers weekly three-hour guided walking tours around downtown Albany and Troy that include history lessons and visits to restaurants, start next weekend (May 3-4). Tours run rain or shine, and reservations are required. The details: Albany: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Fridays, May 3 through late October. Stops include C.H.…
May
09
Market, develop & connect at our must-attend event of the year! The Annual Dinner {with a twist} & Business Expo is the Chamber’s premier event of…
5:30 p.m. Networking & Expo Booths
May
22
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event! These luncheons are a purposeful and effective way…
11:30 a.m. Check-In & Lunch; 12-1:15 p.m. Networking
May
23
A four week training series is designed for certified and pending certification MWBE business. Learn how to adapt your business model and cash flow…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Networking; 8-9 a.m. Program Training