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New York City to connect 13 housing projects with free or low-cost internet

May 7, 2021

New York City on Thursday took another step toward its goal of providing universal broadband access with an announcement of new partnerships expected to connect an additional 30,000 residents.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced the city selected five vendors — and is in negotiations with a sixth — to provide low-cost, high-speed internet access to people staying in 13 of the city’s public housing complexes. The companies — Starry, Sky Packets, Silicon Harlem, Flume and NYC Mesh — were selected after the city issued a call last June for vendors to participate in the program.

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