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This local law would require an agency designated by the mayor to create and implement a broadband readiness survey for new residential buildings of 6 or more units or a new commercial building. The Department of Buildings may not issue a permit for applicants of such buildings until it certifies the applicant’s completion of the broadband readiness survey.

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Int. No. 1050


By Council Members Yeger and Kallos


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a broadband readiness survey for certain new construction


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-105.13 to read as follows:

§ 28-105.13 Broadband readiness survey. An agency designated by the mayor shall create a survey to be completed by applicants for permits for a new construction of a building that will contain six or more dwelling units or a building that will contain space that is not classified in occupancy group R. Such survey shall implement standards of broadband readiness including, but not limited to, point of entry planning, telecommunications room planning and design, riser planning, electrical resiliency, mobile planning, and readiness for internet carrier access. No permit shall be issued for such construction unless the applicant for such permit completes such survey and the department has certified such completion.


§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings may such actions as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.



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