New York's Broadband Assessment Program
The Comprehensive Broadband Connectivity Act of 2021 (the Act) directs the Public Service Commission to study, on an annual basis, the availability, reliability, and cost of high-speed broadband service in NYS. In conjunction with the Act, the Broadband Assessment Program was created to help make this happen. The Broadband Assessment Program is administered by the Department of Public Service (the Department) under the direction of the Commission.
The PSC is asking the public to sign onto the map, check the accuracy of the
information for their own home, and let the PSC know of any inaccurate information. The map is available by clicking the link above this information. It is very easy to provide feedback. Per the following screenshot, after providing one’s address, one can click on the “Provide Your Feedback” line on the right side of the screen to send comments directly to the PSC.
It is very important that as many people as possible sign on to the online map to verify
their personal household data. The more accurate the online map is in identifying the
remaining unserved/underserved addresses in NY, the better NY’s chances of
maximizing the infrastructure funding it receives from the federal government. Please check your own address and encourage your residents to do the same.
Thank you to Dave Wolff and AKDAction for this information.
If you have any questions or need help verifying yours or your residents’ addresses, please reach out. Please feel free to pass this on.
Mari Kate Mycek, Ph.D
Senior Project Manager
Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc.