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broadband access

broadband access

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    Mignon Clyburn, the author, left (photo: @MignonClyburn)


    Wireless broadband should reach communities of color at the same time it reaches most of the U.S. population.

    Why do I say this…or is the question really, why am I still saying this in 2019?

    While serving nine years as a Federal Communications Commissioner, I saw firsthand how wireless broadband access expands access to jobs, enriches education, and deepens political engagement. Losing out on wireless broadband opportunities today increases the risk of us losing out on just

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  • Cuomo broadband for all

    (photo: governor's office)


    Leaders in civic technology, including elected and appointed government officials, appeared at a forum Monday to discuss the necessary next steps to bridge New York’s gaps in internet access and digital literacy.

    It is essential, they said, that New Yorkers not only have access to the web, for a variety of reasons including job and housing opportunities, but that they are skilled enough to use it. And both gaps must be bridged, they explained, not only in the state’s rural areas, but also in urban

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    (photo: Lisette Voytko)


    As new lightning-fast networks are launching around the country, New Yorkers are looking at how “5G” technology may impact the city.

    Government officials, technologists, academics, activists, and others are grappling with the pros and cons of implementing 5G, which includes download speeds 10 times faster than current smartphone connections and has the potential to allow many more devices to communicate simultaneously, greatly reducing lags in service. The overall effect would be a speedier, more seamless experience while

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