On Wednesday, March 16, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced more than 100,000 additional qualifying families have enrolled in a broadband affordability program.
The additional enrollments come after New York launched a multi-agency outreach initiative to boost enrollment in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program.
As of March 14, 2022, about 715,000 New York households are receiving a monthly broadband subsidy. New participating families will receive roughly $36 million, bring the total annual subsidies to over $250 million.
“The past two years have reminded us how crucial reliable and affordable broadband is, so we can stay connected to family, work, school and healthcare services,” said Hochul in a press release. “I am proud of the collaboration of our state agencies and our partnership with the federal government to bring broadband across the state, and am committed to continuing these efforts to connect all New Yorkers.”
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