Council Member Ben Kallos Statement on Mayor de Blasio's $70 Million Pledge for Broadband

Council Member Ben Kallos Statement on Mayor de Blasio's $70 Million Pledge for Broadband

New York, NY – The following statement can be attributed to Council Member Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan), a software developer and Chair of the Committee on Governmental Operations, on Mayor Bill de Blasio's pledge to invest $70 million to bring universal broadband to New York City:

“Access to the Internet is as essential to helping New Yorkers stay in touch, find jobs and learn--but a stunning 36 percent of our poorest families in New York City go without it.
 
I applaud Mayor de Blasio for committing to invest $70 million to universal broadband, a bold and forward-looking move that will improve mobility and connect more families."
 
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Background: "Mayor De Blasio Makes A $70M Commitment Toward Universal Broadband In New York City," Tech Crunch. http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/de-blasio-broadband/