In 2015, recognizing the importance of broadband infrastructure and building on prior state investments in broadband deployment, New York State established the $500 million New NY Broadband Program. The Program provides New York State grant funding to support projects that deliver high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved areas of the State, with priority to unserved areas, libraries, and Educational Opportunity Centers.
To determine the areas that were included in the New NY Broadband Program, Empire State Development (ESD) utilized U.S. Census data, to create “census blocks” that created the project map. As a grantee of the New NY Broadband Program, Armstrong was awarded only specific census blocks and must follow the strict guidelines and project map set forth by ESD.
The census blocks that were awarded to Armstrong can be viewed online here: http://armstrongny.com/Home/Map
Neighboring census blocks may have been claimed or awarded to other providers. That information can be viewed online here: https://nysbroadband.ny.gov/resources/residential-broadband
It is Armstrong’s goal to connect as many homes, small businesses, and community anchors as possible, while remaining within the guidelines of the census blocks provide by ESD.