Affordable Connectivity Program

Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced a multi-agency initiative led by the New York State Department of Public Service to encourage eligible New Yorkers to sign up for the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program, a newly-launched program that provides discounts of up to $30 a month toward internet service for low-income families.

The Department of Public Service, in coordination with other public-facing state agencies and Internet service providers, will lead a statewide awareness and marketing campaign under the Governor’s ConnectALL Initiative to increase enrollment among eligible New Yorkers. For too long, broadband has been out of reach for many New Yorkers because it is not affordable. In addition to reducing costs for consumers through capital investments, the Governor’s pioneering ConnectAll Initiative aims to ensure that every New Yorker eligible to participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program is equipped with the information and support they need to enroll and begin benefitting.