New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Emily Ngo

Newsday Internet Week New York opens with Bill de Blasio's call to make NYC 'great tech hub' by Emily Ngo

Internet Week New York opens with Bill de Blasio's call to make NYC 'great tech hub'

City Councilman Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan), chair of the council governmental operations committee and a software developer, applauded de Blasio in a statement.

"Equality of access to knowledge is a necessity for any free society," Kallos said. "Mayor de Blasio's plan to expand broadband access to the information superhighway is essential for a 21st century city that has ignored equality of this fundamental resource for far too long."