New York getting closer to having broadband internet for all residents

HUDSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state is one step closer to having broadband for all.

Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the state broadband program is making sweeping progress toward the nation-leading goal of high speed internet for all New Yorkers. The governor said $50 million has been awarded in grants for unserved and underserved homes and businesses across the state.

In round one, the newly merged Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable will deliver high-speed internet to 34,000 homes in rural areas of the state.

Expected to be completed in 2017, 97 percent of New Yorkers will have access to broadband. The goal is to serve all New Yorkers by the end of 2018.

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