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Empire State Development’s ConnectALL Municipal Infrastructure Program Seeking Applicants

Empire State Development's ConnectALL Office has launched the Municipal Infrastructure Program with $228 million to support the construction of new fiber for tens of thousands of homes statewide. Priority will be given to unserved and underserved locations.

We invite you to an information session on the program's request for application scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 1-2:30PM.

The Municipal Infrastructure Program will provide grants for open-access broadband infrastructure that is predominantly publicly controlled. The last mile fiber deployments will connect homes to reliable high-speed internet service. The program builds upon the highly successful  21st Century Municipal Infrastructure pilot program that took a pioneering approach to connectivity by providing State funding to four municipal broadband projects located in the Village of Sherburne in Chenango County, the Town of Nichols in Tioga County, the Town of Diana in Lewis County and the Town of Pitcairn in St. Lawrence County.

The program will facilitate a variety of models of municipal broadband and public-private partnerships. Eligible public entities, Tribal Nations, municipal utilities, and utility cooperatives can partner with private partners like ISPs, MSPs, and broadband infrastructure builders and owners.

ConnectALL is tasked with implementing Governor Hochul’s ConnectALL initiative to bring reliable, affordable, high-speed internet service to all New Yorkers and to develop a robust, equitable broadband marketplace.

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