Internet is essential for full participation in our city and economy. Our goal is to make sure every New Yorker has a world-class connection to the internet, and is able to benefit from that access. To achieve this, we’re investing in broadband+ infrastructure, creating new ways to bring service to all areas of New York City, and providing education and resources allowing all New Yorkers to thrive online.
(Source: Pew Internet)
Ensure high-quality internet everywhere
We’re working to guarantee high-quality service and continuous improvements are available to the entire city.
Eliminate cost as a barrier to access
We’re making internet service affordable to ensure all New Yorkers can access this essential utility.
Make the internet a just and equitable platform
We’re educating and engaging our communities to address the complexities that come with an expanded internet, especially issues of privacy and net neutrality.
The Truth in Broadband: Public Wi-Fi in New York City Report
Free public Wi-Fi is a critical part of the City’s efforts to connect all New Yorkers with affordable, reliable broadband service and make New York the fairest big city in America. This new report, published in May 2019, establishes service standards and coverage metrics for this critical public resource.
Programs and Initiatives
Mayor’s Office of the CTO seeks expressions of interest from interested parties in delivering internet service in East New York
Building upon five shared principles to jointly create policies, tools and resources to promote and protect resident and visitor rights online.
View the first-of-its-kind report that provides the most complete and current picture yet of broadband access and connectivity in New York City