Broadband access study left off Cuomo’s budget after promising equity to all New Yorkers

A proposal to ensure that students across New York have equal access to broadband has been scrapped.

It was supposed to be included in the 2021 budget, in light of remote learning- and the expectation that in some degree- digital expectations would be growing on students after the pandemic.

However, a similar bill went unsigned by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after being approved by the legislature. At the time, he promised that there would be a similar bill included in this year’s budget.

That didn’t happen.

There’s still time for a measure to be added to the budget, but there appears to be no movement on that front at this point.

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