EDC Announces $5.3M on Broadband for Brooklyn, LIC ‘Digital Deserts’


Industry City.
Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

ConnectIBZ was the fund used to launch New York City’s first 1GB broadband network, in Sunset Park Brooklyn, as the Commercial Observer previously reported. Today, the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced that $5.3 million will be spent to put high-speed broadband into the Southwest Brooklyn, Long Island City, North Brooklyn and Greenpoint-Williamsburg Industrial Business Zones.

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“Connect IBZ provides broadband access to underserved industrial businesses in Brooklyn and Queens, bringing increased opportunities to hundreds of businesses in former Digital Deserts,” NYCEDC Interim President Kim Vaccari said in the press release.

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