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Looming Fight For Broadband Internet Access (The Post-Journal)

The Post-Journal, October 10, 2020

Looming Fight For Broadband Internet Access

Biaggi’s legislation is driven by a study released earlier this year by the City Bar Justice Center which found New York City shelters do not currently provide adequate access to the internet; most shelter residents are not able to otherwise regularly access the internet on their own, and when they do, it requires them to pay for their own cellular plans; and improved access to the Internet would enable shelter residents to improve their living conditions and return to self-sufficiency…. In addition to Biaggi, the New York City Bar Association is pushing Mayor Bill de Blasio to provide and prioritize internet access for homeless shelters.

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