It’s been a month since New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a new round of initiatives to expand broadband access across the city. Now, the mayor is rolling out a funding initiative to funnel city dollars into the effort.
The city will spend $70 million over 10 years to make broadband universally available to 8.5 million New Yorkers, de Blasio announced Monday.
“The strength of this [technology] community is the ability to open opportunities to all New Yorkers,” de Blasio said. “These are quality jobs you create that help define a middle class lifestyle. And we want to make sure every kind of New Yorker knows this is for them.”