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ConnectALL Events

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The ConnectALL Office will soon announce New York's BEAD Five-Year Action Plan. The listening sessions, focus groups, stakeholder forums and town halls outlined below have been instrumental to informing our work and creating these Plans. We thank New Yorkers in every region of the state who shared their insight, experience, and vision for the digital future of their communities.


The ConnectALL Office’s overarching mission is to transform New York’s digital infrastructure and make sure high-quality, affordable, broadband is available to all residents and businesses in the state. To make this possible, we are developing New York’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) 5-Year Action Plan, State Digital Equity Plan, and BEAD Initial proposals Volumes 1 & 2. These plans will lead to the activation of unprecedented Federal funding made available through the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act (IIJA). To inform our work ConnectALL has partnered with digital equity coalitions and organizations in regions across the state to  gather input from a vast array of stakeholders. Our outreach and engagement efforts have included:

  • Listening Sessions held in every region of the state and in each New York City borough identified barriers, opportunities, and needs related to accessing reliable and affordable high-speed broadband.
  • 40+ Focus Groups heard from marginalized populations including low-income households, veterans, aging individuals, formerly incarcerated individuals, people with disabilities, people with language barriers, racial and ethnic minorities, and rural residents. Our regional partners have also contributed to the development of our statewide Needs Assessment and Asset Inventory
  • More than 5,500 responses to a statewide public survey
  • Virtual Stakeholder Forums (which are ongoing) for organizations to learn about the ConnectALL planning process and how to become eligible to receive funding.
  • The NYS Digital Equity Task Force Town Halls led by ConnectALL and the NYS Library which convened experts across state government, and the public to learn how digital equity can improve outcomes in 5 key areas: Health, Workforce Development, Education, Civic and Social Engagement, and the Accessibility of Government Services.


ConnectALL will post upcoming events and other opportunities on this page, in addition to materials from each previous events for public access. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions or comments.

Stakeholder Forums

ConnectALL engages with a wide range of stakeholders to gather input on our programs, share information, provide technical assistance, and work to ensure successful partnership and collaboration on ConnectALL programs statewide.


Upcoming Stakeholder Forums

Watch this space for upcoming Stakeholder Forums for groups including:

  • Informational Sessions on  ConnectALL’s Affordable Housing Connectivity Program
    • ISP’s and Deployment Entities
    • Property owners  of Affordable, regulated Housing
  • Local and county governments
  • Regional planning and economic development organizations
  • Affordable housing property owners
  • Labor unions and related organizations
    Previous Stakeholder Forums

    September 13, 2023: Internet Service Provider (ISP) Forum: Network Resiliency & Cybersecurity

        Presentation Slides & Video Recording Coming Soon

    July 19, 2023: Counties and Regional Planning Partners Forum

        View Presentation Slides

        View Video Recording on YouTube

    July 12, 2023: ISP Forum: Working with New York State

        View Presentation Slides

        View Video Recording on YouTube

    June 27, 2023: Community Anchor Institution (CAI) Forum

         View Presentation Slides

         View Video Recording on YouTube

         Regional Digital Equity Contacts

    June 20, 2023: ISP ForumFederal Funding Opportunities

         View Presentation Slides

         View Video Recording on YouTube

      NYS Regional and NYC Borough Internet and Digital Equity Listening Sessions

      In 10 Regional Listening Sessions held in Spring of 2023, ConnectALL gathered input from over 1,000 New Yorkers across the state to build a collective vision of digital equity for New York’s future – including access, affordability, quality, and choice. In Summer of 2023, ConnectALL and Borough partners are conducting Listening Sessions in each of the 5 NYC Boroughs.


      View Listening Session Presentation

      Past NYC Borough Listening Sessions

      August 30, 2023: Staten Island Listening Session in partnership with La Colmena

      • Summary Notes Coming Soon

      August 31, 2023: Brooklyn Virtual Listening Session in partnership with El Puente

      • Summary Notes Coming Soon

      August 28, 2023: Queens Virtual Listening Session in partnership with the Queens Borough President

      • Summary Notes Coming Soon

      August 24, 2023: Queens In-Person Listening Session in partnership with Far Rockaway Arverne Nonprofit Coalition and Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation

      • Summary Notes Coming Soon

      August 19, 2023: Bronx Listening Session in partnership with The Knowledge House, Bronx Community Foundation, and BronxNet

      • Summary Notes Coming Soon

      June 14, 2023: NYC (Manhattan) Listening Session in partnership with Silicon Harlem and the New York City Office of Technology Innovation


      Past NYS Regional Listening Sessions


      Southern Tier – April 24, 2023

      Central New York – April 4, 2023

      Finger Lakes – March 31, 2023 

      Capital Region – March 30, 2023

      North Country – March 28, 2023

      Mid-Hudson – March 24, 2023

      Western New York – March 22, 2023

      Long Island – March 20, 2023

      Mohawk Valley – March 15, 2023

      Digital Equity Task Force Town Halls

      The ConnectALL Office, in partnership with the New York State Library, has launched a Digital Equity Task Force. The Task Force will help guide the development of the State’s  Digital Equity Plan - a  roadmap for $1 billion of investments in internet infrastructure and digital equity programming over the next five years. Representatives from over a dozen State Agencies are working with community leaders to launch a series of virtual Town Halls, in five critical outcome areas: Education, Healthcare, Workforce and Economic Development, Civic and Social Engagement, and Accessibility of Government Services.


      Upcoming Town Halls

           Check back for a schedule of future town halls.


      Previous Town Halls

      August 3, 2023: Accessibility of Government Services

          Summary Notes Coming Soon

      July 31, 2023: Civic and Social Engagement

          Summary Notes Coming Soon

      July 13, 2023: Health

          Summary Notes Coming Soon

      June 29, 2023: Workforce and Economic Development

          Summary Notes Coming Soon

      May 31, 2023: Education

          Summary Notes Coming Soon


      Contact Us

      Please send your questions or comments to us at [email protected], or call us at 212-803-2242. We will get back to you as soon as we can.