The New York State Broadband Program Office is on a mission to see that all citizens and businesses in the state receive universal broadband access. At the first New York broadband summit, Program Director David Salway presents the 2012-2013 annual report on progress toward this goal.
Salway gives listeners several high points of the report and describes how other states might replicate some of these successes. He explains the role the ARRA stimulus played in New York's campaign for better broadband, and what the state plans to do to keep their efforts moving forward as the grant money runs out.
This interview also addresses how the state overcame some of the challenges it faced, particularly in the areas of broadband planning and financing highspeed networks. Salway offers practical advice for others who are responsible for building infrastructure to serve diverse constituencies.