Sunday, September 19, 2021

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's - Over One Million New York Households Still Not Connected to Broadband


State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the release of the Broadband Report in the city of Hudson, NY, with Michael Hofmann, aide to the Mayor of Hudson, Congressman Antonio Delgado, State Senator Daphne Jordan and Assemblywoman Didi Barrett.

The State has made progress in making high-speed connections available to New Yorkers, but more than one million households do not have access or a subscription to home broadband services, according to a report released by State Comptroller DiNapoli.

Reliable, high-speed internet is a necessity to effectively work, communicate and learn in our society. This was made crystal clear during the COVID-19 pandemic when millions of New Yorkers turned their homes into schools and workplaces. There is still a digital divide in rural parts of the state and for low-income New Yorkers who don’t have access or are unable to afford a home subscription. One in three New York households earning less than $20,000 don’t have a home subscription.

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