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Affordable High-Speed Internet Announced for NYC Low-Income Youth and Seniors

Today, over one million New York City Low-Income Youth and Seniors now have access to affordable High-Speed Internet.

As of 2015, more than 730,000 households in New York City do not have Broadband, nearly 1 in 4 in Brooklyn, and 1 in 3 in the Bronx, leaving them on the wrong side of the Digital Divide.

In 2013, City Council Member, Ben Kallos (D-5th District), promised to secure affordable broadband for low-income New Yorkers from internet franchisers. In 2015, when Charter Communications sought to merge with Time Warner Cable, he joined Public Advocate James testifying at hearings and advocating for the Public Service Commission to require any company acquiring Time Warner Cable help bridge the digital divide by providing low-income residents with low-cost high-speed broadband Internet which was secured by Governor Andrew Cuomo and an order of the Public Service Commission. Today, over one million low-income youth and seniors will have access to low-cost high-speed broadband Internet.

Spectrum Internet Assist - $14.99 per month for 30 Mbps downloads and 4 Mbps uploads, email and more, No contract, no cost for modem and no activation fees

Spectrum Internet Assist Eligibility - Families with children in public schools who receive free or reduced cost lunch, Seniors (over 65) who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Prospective enrollees must clear outstanding debt to Charter/Time Warner Cable/Bright House Networks from previous 12 months and may not have had broadband subscription within 30 days of signing up.

Visit or Call 844-525-1574.

We are one step closer to "Universal Broadband" and Ben will continue to fight until every New Yorker has access to affordable high-speed Internet and no one is left on the wrong side of the Digital Divide.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker


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