New broadband provider takes aim at digital divide in NYCHA

One of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s last efforts to solve the city’s digital divide has finally come to fruition. 

Venture-backed internet provider Starry, one of several companies that has partnered with the city to close gaps in access, has launched a low-cost broadband service at three New York City Housing Authority properties.

Starry’s service, which offers standard speeds for $15 per month, is now available at Atlantic Terminal and Wyckoff Gardens in Brooklyn and the De Hostos apartments on the Upper West Side, covering roughly 1,000 total units. The service would become free for residents who enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a temporary federal program offering up

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