New York City ties broadband to business

Submitted by acohill on Mon, 04/25/2005 - 11:25

New York City has announced an ambitious plan to boost fiber capacity in the city and to make all public facilities "wireless friendly."

Here is a portion of the press release that illustrates New York understands the importance of broadband to small business. Major recommendations of the report include:

"Working with the private sector to enhance broadband access in all areas of the City is in keeping with the Mayor's commitment to support the members of the industrial and manufacturing sector, the majority of which are small businesses that do not have adequate high-speed Internet access," said EDC President Andrew M. Alper. "This plan delineates the steps the City should take to improve, enhance and ensure network reliability for the entire City."

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