Most of the funding — .7 million – will come from the New NY Broadband Program, with an additional million coming from the federal Connect America Fund (CAF).
But the fiber could be used for backhaul for fixed wireless, fiber-to-the-home or fiber-to-the-node.
Perhaps Verizon will use a combination of those technologies.
The rationale was that unserved New Yorkers would get broadband sooner by having the state administer funding.
The state of New York held a reverse auction to determine which network operators should get funding and Verizon won back some, but not all, of the funding it previously rejected for New York, which targeted 78,245 locations in total.
This situation could have occurred either because the carrier did not bid on every area or because it was not the winning bidder in every area.