On NY Local News: State Dedicates $1 Billion to Broadband Projects

Date: 20 Apr 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Sean Gonsalves

April 16, 2022

Media Outlet: WGRZ News

The initiatives created in this budget allow New York to make significant progress on a national level, according to Sean Gonsalves from the Institute for Local Self Reliance.

“From a community broadband perspective, or municipal broadband perspective, as folks are a little bit more familiar with that term, New York’s is looking pretty good,” said Gonsalves. “Certainly New York is one of the leading states in terms of making a sizable investment in a very serious way with this budget bill.

Gonsalves says that the municipal broadband grant program could have the greatest impact in the long run.

Find ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks resources here.