Mayor Eric Adams announced the citywide launch Monday of Big Apple Connect – a digital equity program that will make free high-speed internet and basic cable television available to thousands of NYCHA residents.
“The internet isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity – just like electricity and gas,” said the mayor during remarks outside the Langston Hughes Houses in Brooklyn. “We saw during COVID absence of internet service. Young people were not able to do their remote learning. We saw our elders were unable to do telemedicine.”
The mayor’s office says the internet and cable services will be available to 300,000 NYCHA residents by 2023.