NYC to close digital divide for 1.6M residents, advance racial equity


Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday the largest step of any city in American history toward providing affordable broadband for all.

Through its Internet Master Plan, New York City will be the first city in the nation to reverse the digital redlining that has left communities of color disconnected, ensure that Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) share in the economic growth of the broadband industry, and incentivize at scale high-quality affordable internet service options for New Yorkers.