NYC asks companies to expand broadband across the city

StateScoop: New York City wants the telecommunications industry to propose new ideas, technologies and service models that would bring the city closer to achieving universal broadband under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Internet Master Plan,” the mayor’s office announced Wednesday.

The city’s new request for proposals is open to virtually any telecommunications company interested in expanding broadband access within the city, de Blasio’s office said. New York is specifically looking to expand internet access in 33 neighborhoods that a task force on racial inclusion and equity identified as the hardest-hit by COVID-19, including much of Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.

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