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News | 04/26/2005 4:00 am EDT

Bloomberg announces far-ranging telecom plan for NYC
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a plan to improve the city’s telecommunications infrastructure. The plan was developed as a collaborative effort between the Economic Development Corp., the Department of Information Technology and Telecommuniations (DoITT), and the Department of Small Business Services. It makes 21 recommendations for the city to underatke in the next two to five years, including a plan that would see the city work with private broadband and telecom companies to pilot innovative ways to deploy broadband to blanket the five boroughs and to educate businesses about the benefits of high-speed Internet access.

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