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ConnectALL Deployment Program

Supporting the deployment of broadband to unserved and underserved locations state wide

Overview

The ConnectALL Deployment Program (“the Program”) will support the deployment of broadband to unserved and underserved locations statewide. The Program will provide grant funding directly to eligible applicants (see the Program Guidelines for the definition of eligible applicants) to construct and install last-mile infrastructure, and/or communications equipment that can deliver broadband services to unserved and underserved locations. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), which allocated $664.6 million to the State of New York through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (“BEAD”) Program. ConnectALL’s Broadband Deployment Initial Proposal, Volumes 1 and 2, describe how ConnectALL will effectively invest the BEAD allocation to attract private investment and reach unserved locations.

Currently, ConnectALL is administering the New York State Broadband Challenge Process, in which local and Tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and internet service providers can challenge locations’ eligibility for ConnectALL Deployment Program funding. The post-challenge list of eligible addresses will be subject to review and approval by NTIA. After approval, ConnectALL will aggregate locations from the final eligible address list to determine a set of grant areas that will be eligible to receive funding through this Program.

Proposed Project Area Public Comment

ConnectALL Deployment Program proposed project areas are now available for public comment. ConnectALL is seeking feedback on boundaries of proposed project areas, as well as general comments on the approach to defining project areas. ConnectALL will consider all public comments prior to determining ConnectALL Deployment Program project areas. 

County Partnerships

The ConnectALL Deployment Program – County Partnerships aims to address locations that do not have access to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet service by providing grants for broadband deployment to Counties that have conducted competitive processes to identify internet service provider partner(s) to serve those locations. ConnectALL anticipates awarding a total of up to $50 million to fund direct expenses related to broadband deployment.

Learn more about the ConnectALL Deployment Program – County Partnerships