FCC Creates East Harlem Innovation Zone For Wireless Tech & 5G Network Experimentation

The Federal Communications Commission today announced the creation of its first two Innovation Zones, in West Harlem, NY, and Salt Lake City. Continue Reading →

New York City Is The First City In The Nation To Cover The Cost Of Jail Phone Calls

New York City is now the first city in the nation to allow inmates to make free phone calls from its jails, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. Continue Reading →

Presidents Move On Local Media And Cable Access Is Bad For Small Business And Consumers

On Wednesday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer (pictured) and City Council Member Francisco Moya condemned the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to limit local governments’ ability to use cable franchise agreements. Continue Reading →

Mayors From Across The Country Join Mayor de Blasio In Supporting Net-Neutrality Protections

Today, Mayor de Blasio, joined by 11 mayors and city leaders from across the country, signed on to the Cities Open Internet Pledge in coordinated resistance to the federal government’s repeal of net-neutrality protections. Continue Reading →

Mayors Office Issues RFI To Promote Open And Transparent Internet From Harlem To Hollis

The Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer today released a “Truth in Broadband” Request for Information (RFI) to establish transparency and accountability in how carriers provide internet service to consumers. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Adriano Espaillat Statement On FCC Decision To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Today, Harlem Congressman Adriano Espailla released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to repeal net neutrality protections. Continue Reading →

Mandatory Nationwide Test Of The Emergency Alert System To Be Conducted Today

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) today, September 27, at 2:20 PM. Continue Reading →

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