NYCOTI, Optimum provide free internet, basic cable to residents as part of expanded NYC Big Apple Connect

The mayor's office says in addition to free internet and basic cable, Wi-Fi is being expanded to 200 developments and 300,000 NYCHA families for a minimum of at least five years.

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2023, 4:59 PM

Updated 432 days ago

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Hundreds of thousands of residents will be getting free internet and basic cable under the expanded NYC Big Apple Connect program and a joint effort between the New York City Office of Technology and Innovation and Optimum.
The mayor announced the expansion Thursday. It comes following a pilot program in 2020 that tackled the digital divide in communities where families had no internet service or would share one computer for multiple generations.
City officials say 1 in 16 New Yorkers lives in public housing.
The mayor's office says in addition to free internet and basic cable, Wi-Fi is being expanded to 200 developments and 300,000 NYCHA families for a minimum of at least five years.
Altice USA and Optimum is a partner company of News 12.


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