Albany, N.Y. (AP) – New York state is investing another $25 million to provide high-speed Internet access to rural and urban areas that lack capacity.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that will bring the total committed the last couple of years through the Connect NY Broadband Grant Program to $56 million.
The money will go to 18 broadband projects that will build about 6,000 square miles of new infrastructure serving 153,000 homes, 8,000 businesses, and 400 community institutions.
Each of the projects will also include private sector investment.
The grants were announced Tuesday.