over 7 years ago

Announcing the winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of ConnectNYC Fiber Access Program.

View all the winners in the Gallery.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and made the challenge a great success!

The ConnectNYC Fiber Access Program team

over 7 years ago

One week left to apply!

The final application deadline for the ConnectNYC Fiber Access Program is March 12, only a few days away! If you’ve already applied, you deserve a pat on the back for getting in early, but now it’s time to get the word out to the procrastinators, or if you haven’t yet applied - to finish up your application and submit! 

Do you know of another business that could benefit from this program? Maybe one of your neighbors? Please help us spread the word about this program by forwarding this message or by tweeting:

#NYC businesses: only a few days left

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over 7 years ago

Three weeks left!

There are just three weeks left to apply for the ConnectNYC Fiber Access program. Applications are due March 12, 2014 at 5 pm EDT.

Additionally, if your business is located in Brooklyn, Queens, or below 63rd St. in Manhattan, Optical Communications Group is now offering up to $1,000,000 in fiber buildout costs for new enterprise class fiber customers.

So, what are you waiting for? Get a jump on the deadline and get your application in today!


almost 8 years ago

New Year's Resolution: More Fiber!

Applications for The ConnectNYC program are due March 12, so beat the rush and submit your application before time runs out!

Reliable, high-speed Internet access is critical for growing companies — especially online-only business. Yet the cost of fiber build outs can often run in the tens of thousands of dollars, taking up precious resources that you need to scale. And that’s precisely why the Fiber Access program can be such a huge lifesaver.

But don't take our word for it. Learn why Cover applied and how they got approved within a couple weeks!

almost 8 years ago

Deadline extended to March 12!

With the holidays approaching, tight deadlines lead to unnecessary stress and missed opportunities. That's why applications for the ConnectNYC Fiber Access Program are now being accepted on a rolling basis until March 12, 2014!

almost 8 years ago

Two weeks left!

There are just two weeks left to get your application in for this year’s ConnectNYC Fiber Access Program.

If you’re a growing company, allocating limited resources to the right areas of your business can be quite a challenge. One such area is ensuring that you have reliable, high-speed Internet access at all times — particularly if you run an online-only business, like many startups in NYC. Yet the cost of fiber installation and construction can often run in the tens of thousands of dollars — precious resources that could be spent elsewhere to scale your company. That’s precisely why the…

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almost 8 years ago

Four weeks left!

A lot can happen between now and the application deadline for the ConnectNYC Fiber Access program on December 12, 2013 at 5 pm EDT.

Like what? Well, for starters, you could be deemed eligible for the program. That would mean thousands of dollars in savings if you get approved for free fiber optic construction for your business. Think of what you could do with all the money you save! (Added bonus: you’ll look like a hero to all of your colleagues.) And, you could be written up in various publications, like one of last year’s recipients, DecisionDesk.

So, what

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about 8 years ago

Application workshop on Tuesday

In order to support a seamless application process, NYCEDC invites you to attend an information session and application workshop about the ConnectNYC Fiber Access Program next week. Coffee and pastries will be provided!

Tuesday, October 22, 8:30–9:30 AM

Hosts: South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

Location: The Venture Center, 199 Lincoln Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454. Room One, Second Floor.

RSVP by email to: ConnectNYC@nycedc.com

about 8 years ago

First recipient awarded. Could you be next?

We're happy to announce that the first recipient of free fiber optic construction in the 2013 ConnectNYC Fiber Access Program has been awarded to Cover, a restaurant mobile payments startup in SoHo.

Hear why Cover was interested in fiber and how they got approved within weeks of applying. This could be you!

Enter your submission now before the $14 million in funding runs out. We're reviewing applications on a rolling basis from now until December 12, 2013.

about 8 years ago

Take a load off your shoulders

We’re about three months into the ConnectNYC Fiber Access program. If you haven’t gotten your application ready yet, seize the day and get started. As we’ve been saying all along (and at the risk of sounding like a broken record), submitting early is to your advantage because the NYCEDC team is reviewing applications on a rolling basis (translation: first-come, first-served).

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to apply, check out this handy chart about how your business can benefit from fiber technology. At the end of the day, if you’re a growing company, offsetting the cost…

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about 8 years ago

Beat the rush - apply now!

You know the old adage, “the early bird gets the worm.” In the case of the ConnectNYC Fiber Access program, early birds are not only welcome but encouraged. As we mentioned in our previous update, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. That means the sooner you apply, the sooner you might get approved for free fiber optic writing construction — businesses are already snapping up the funds so get a move on before all the money is committed. Best of all, the online application only takes a few minutes to complete (just be sure to talk to your landlord…

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about 8 years ago

Rolling submissions for ConnectNYC Fiber Access program -- apply early!

If you live in NYC, you’ve probably heard all about the cronut (croissant + donut) craze. So how does that relate to the ConnectNYC Fiber Access program? Since applications for the program are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and reviewed in batches monthly, you definitely want to make sure you apply early -- before all the construction funds are committed. Otherwise, it’d be like standing in line in the sweltering summer heat for 3 hours for a cronut...only to have the last one sold to the person in front of you!

But of course, there’s a lot more at…

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about 8 years ago


Thanks for registering for the ConnectNYC Fiber Access Program! New York City recognizes how important secure and reliable high-speed Internet is to growing companies, and we're thrilled that you've taken the first step to obtaining free construction and installation of fiber cable to your business' office space.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until December 12, 2013, or until the available allocated construction funds are exhausted (up to $14 million in fiber construction cost coverage). In other words, the funds could be snapped up in a New York minute, so you're encouraged to apply ASAP.

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