David Salway

Executive Director
New York State Broadband Program

David Salway serves as the Executive Director of the New York State Broadband Program, with a focus on initiatives to increase broadband access and adoption throughout New York State. As the chief broadband advisor to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, he is responsible for increasing economic and social opportunities for New Yorkers through universal broadband deployment.

Under Mr. Salway’s direction, more than $70 million in state funding has been allocated for broadband expansion into underserved and underserved communities, counties and regions across New York State. Additionally, Mr. Salway aided in the strategy development of the New NY Broadband Grant Program – a $1 billion program designed to ensure every New Yorker have access to high-speed broadband by 2019. The New NY Program is the largest and most ambitious public investment in universal broadband deployment in the country.

Since 2008, Mr. Salway has expanded the scope of the New York State Broadband Program Office to include the creation of the state’s first Broadband Adoption and Broadband Availability Tasks Force Committees, where he serves as the Chair for each board; hosted the state’s first and second Broadband Summits, which attracted more than 300 national, state and local broadband experts; selected the state’s first Broadband Champions, which recognized New York’s very best leaders and partners in the broadband industry; has partnered with the federal government to advance policies on broadband issues and maximize federal funding for New York State; and has established transparency and accountability by expanding the statewide broadband mapping program to include collecting data at the most granular levels.

With more than 25 years in the broadband, technology, and telecomm industries, Mr. Salway is well-known and highly respected among his peers. In addition to his position as Executive Director of the NYS Broadband Program, Mr. Salway also served as the Executive Director of the NYS Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) from 2009 to May 2012, where he was responsible for directing the activities of the EPMO, and ensuring the health of information technology projects across the state enterprise. Prior to his position with New York State, he served in various positions including the Enterprise Customer Service Director for a Fortune 500 company, has been a Consultant for the Broadband and Telecom industries for over 20 years, and has prior government experience working for the New York State Senate.

Mr. Salway is a the Chair of the NYS Broadband Availability and Adoption Task Force Committees, a member of the Public Safety Spectrum Trust Operator Advisory Committee and the State Connectivity and Broadband Committee at NASCIO. Mr. Salway received his Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York in Albany, New York.

April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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  Unique Opportunity to Network with Broadband Systems Operators*
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49%
  Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors 17%
  Government/Legal 12%
  Consultants, Contractors 10%
  System Installers, Service Providers 8%
  Financial Advisers, Institutions, Investors 3%

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