Monday, November 2, 2009

New York state granted funding for broadband activites

New York state will receive approximately $2.5 million in federal stimulus funding for broadband mapping and planning activities.

The funding, which is available through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, will enable the mapping of New York’s un-served and underserved areas to provide high speed Internet access across the state.

Of the $2.5 million, $2 million will be used for broadband data collection and mapping activities over a two year period and $500,000 for broadband planning activities over a five year period.

"We are very pleased with the $2.5 million federal award that will help advance New York's broadband data collection and mapping activities," said New York state CIO and director of the office for technology, Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart. "The mapping activities will help ensure broadband networks are widely deployed, affordable and accessible to all New Yorkers."

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