How Hochul hopes to fix New York's internet

A new $1 billion broadband plan from Gov. Kathy Hochul will use a combination of federal subsidies and state grants to close large gaps in access to high-quality internet.

Called ConnectALL, the governor’s plan targets what’s known as the digital divide. More than 1 million households—about 14% of the state—are without a subscription to broadband in their homes, according to a report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli , either for lack of access or the ability to afford plans that average $50 per month.

The effort comes as a 2021 state law aimed at this issue has been placed on hold by federal courts. The law

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