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Cuomo Signs New York Bill Requiring Low-Cost Broadband Access

  • Law caps basic internet service at $15 a month in New York
  • Universal access was key priority of commission led by Schmidt
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Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Friday requiring all Internet service providers in New York to offer affordable high-speed access for low-income families.

The providers can charge those families no more than $15 a month, Cuomo said during a briefing Friday at the Northland Workforce Training Center in Buffalo. He was joined by Eric Schmidt, former chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., who chairs a 15-member state commission focusing on using technology to help the state reopen better than it was before the virus.