Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched #Broadband4All, a campaign to rally support for his New NY Broadband Program proposal, which will ensure that every New Yorker has access to high-speed Internet service by the end of 2018. In each of the following counties, more than half of the population did not have access to broadband at 25 Mbps as of July 2014:
Capital District: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington Counties
A map of New York State demonstrating the vast number of areas without high-speed broadband access can be viewed here. A regional breakdown of current broadband accessibility is also available here.
To accomplish this, Governor Cuomo will invest $500 million to jumpstart the New NY Broadband Program utilizing capital funds from bank settlements to incentivize the private sector to expand high-speed broadband access in underserved and unserved areas.