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Bill de Blasio on Technology

 


Keep MTA fares affordable via payroll tax

While City Hall doesn't control the MTA, it has a duty to help protect the affordability of our transit system. As mayor, Bill de Blasio will fight to protect the critical financial support of the transit system, including the payroll tax. He will partner with New York City's congressional delegation for a national transportation agenda that fully funds public transit maintenance and expansion, instead of fueling sprawl with unnecessary and wasteful new highways far from urban center
Source: 2013 Mayoral campaign website, www.billdeblasio.com , Oct 22, 2013

Create public Wi-Fi hot zones & citywide broadband

In today's economy, Internet access is not a luxury--it's an essential commodity that New Yorkers depend on to make a living. Broadband access in New York City is among the most expensive in the industrialized world, and only about half of New York households had access to the highest-speed fiber broadband services as of December 2012.

Bill de Blasio will ensure that affordable, high-speed fiber Internet reaches all New York City households within five years. The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) need to introduce new franchise agreements to wire more city infrastructure and create greater oversight and accountability in current telecommunications agreements. Bill de Blasio will work with Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and local Chambers of Commerce to create public Wi-Fi hot zones around economic development hubs across the city

Source: 2013 Mayoral campaign website, www.billdeblasio.com , Oct 22, 2013

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