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This bill would require the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications to issue a report annually on the availability of broadband internet service for commercial purposes. It would also require a description of the progress of City programs meant to promote commercial broadband adoption and include recommendations on how to increase such adoption in the future.

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Int. No. 710

By Council Members Van Bramer and Koo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to an annual report on commercial access to broadband

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 23 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 23-304 to read as follows:

                     § 23-304 Annual report on commercial broadband. Each year, on or before February 1, the commissioner of information technology and telecommunications shall submit a report to the mayor and the speaker on the availability of broadband internet service for commercial properties. Such report shall include (i) a description of the availability of broadband internet service for commercial properties citywide and in concentrated tech center areas, including best available data on adoption rates, disaggregated by broadband technology and speed, and percentage of businesses with access to fiber optic connections; (ii) a description of the purpose and results of any city sponsored programs, active during the prior calendar year, the focus of which included the promotion or facilitation of commercial broadband adoption; and (iii) recommendations on how to increase commercial broadband adoption.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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