HughesNet Provides New Service Plans in New York
HughesNet unveiled new service plans for residents of New York State as part of the New NY Broadband Program, which provides state grant funding to support high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved areas of New York State. HughesNet already more than 1.3 million subscribers throughout the Americas, and New Yorkers in designated areas of the state will have access to special rates and data plans on HughesNet Gen5 service.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established the $500 million New NY Broadband Program in 2015 with a goal of “broadband for all.” The Program provides state grant funding to support projects that deliver high-speed Internet access and is currently in its third and final stage, addressing the balance of New Yorkers without access. Before the initiative, 30 percent of New Yorkers were without broadband.
“In today’s economy, access to broadband is essential for communities and businesses to thrive,” said Jeffrey Nordhaus, Empire State Development executive vice president of innovation and broadband. “We thank Hughes for its support of the New NY Broadband Program, and for working in close partnership with the state to provide connectivity to many of the most rural and remote areas that previously lacked access to broadband.”