New FCC Broadband Maps Available (November 2022)
County Broadband Reports
Oneida and Herkimer Counties: 2021 Inventory Report
Oswego, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Cortland Counties: CNYRPDB Four County Report
Upstate Cellular Coverage
The Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force was created in 2019 and was managed by Empire State Development. It formed to address mobile broadband service gaps primarily in the Adirondacks—which overlaps Tug Hill in Forestport—and the Catskills. The task force has made clear that the state’s first priority should be to ensure that all major roads are covered by cell service, and they recommend maximizing private sector investment, streamlining regulatory processes, and evaluating potential economic incentives to achieve that coverage goal. They came to these conclusions by measuring cellular coverage, evaluating regulatory policies, and estimating coverage costs. Their full report can read online.