A Timeline of NYC’s Broadband Efforts

  • 2019 MAYOR DE BLASIO ENCOURAGES OUTER BOROUGH BROADBAND ADOPTION

  • 1/7/2020 INTERNET MASTER PLAN ANNOUNCED

  • 7/7/2020 $157 MILLION INVESTMENT TO ACCELERATE INTERNET MASTER PLAN ANNOUNCED

    Goals to reach:

    • 600,000 underserved New Yorkers
    • 200,000 residents in public housing
  • 11/2/2020 NYC COMPTROLLER STATES THERE ARE OVER 100,000 STUDENTS WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS

  • 12/23/2020 NEW DEPUTY CTO AARON MEYERSON ANNOUNCED TO LEAD IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNET MASTER PLAN

  • 3/3/2021 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ISSUED INVITING TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY TO CREATE NEW AFFORDABLE BROADBAND SERVICE OPTIONS

    The city states it will make city assets including street poles available.

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