New York City asks ISPs, technology companies to help close digital divide

StateScoop: As the coronavirus pandemic forces residents to work, learn and receive health care over their home internet connections, New York City is asking internet service providers and other technology companies for ideas to close a digital divide that still leaves millions of residents in nation’s biggest city without high-speed internet.

The office of Chief Technology Officer John Paul Farmer on Tuesday invited ISPs and other organizations to submit ideas for pilot projects or technologies that would make it easier for residents to get affordable, high-speed internet.

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