Don't miss the 2013 edition of the ConnectNYC Fiber Access program!

The 2012 ConnectNYC Fiber Challenge has ended, but there is still a way for your business to receive free construction and installation of a dedicated fiber optic cable directly to your office space!

Check out the 2013 edition of the ConnectNYC Fiber Access program. This year's program invites NYC businesses with fewer than 500 employees to apply for the program.

Up to $14 Million in fiber construction cost coverage is available. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until December 12, 2013 or until the available allocated construction funds are exhausted. Submit early!

Landlord Agreement Letter

You are not required to submit a signed Landlord Agreement Letter with your application to be eligible for the ConnectNYC Fiber Challenge. However, finalists will be required to provide the completed Landlord Agreement Letter within 7 business days of being contacted as a finalist as part of the verification process. We encourage you to begin reaching out to your landlord early to ensure that the form can be completed in the allotted time. If you’re planning to email your landlord, you can use this email template to get you started (Word Version, PDF Version).

You can also share this flyer, which includes some great points on the benefits of fiber wiring to landlords.

You are also encouraged to submit your Landlord Agreement Letter with your application if you are able. If you have already submitted and would like to add your landlord agreement you may email it to

ISP Information

The Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) participating in the ConnectNYC Fiber Challenge are Time Warner Cable Business Class and Cablevision. If you are selected as a winner, you will be required to sign a one-year agreement at negotiated market rates with the service provider for your area in order to receive your free fiber build-out.

For information about internet services options please visit the following service information pages.

Time Warner Cable Business Class
Cablevision – Optimum Business (Serving most small businesses)
Cablevision – Optimum Lightpath (Serving small businesses with higher than average broadband needs)

Fiber Availability Map

Wondering what parts of the city have business-only fiber already built out? The orange areas on the map below show the areas of availability as of June 30, 2012.

Industrial Business Zones

The ConnectNYC Fiber Challenge is offering a separate award categories for organizations that are located in an Industrial Business Zone (IBZ). Click the map below for more information on the specific boundaries of each IBZ.

Providing a Standardized Address

You can get your “Standardized Address” by going on and filling out the “Look Up a Zip Code” form. Your standardized address will be 2 lines and include a 9-digit zip code.

123 E 2ND ST STE 123
NEW YORK NY 10022-6742

More Questions?

If you have questions about the ConnectNYC Fiber Challenge, email