• New Yorkers needing affordable internet will have to wait   

    1 day ago - By The Verge

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    Internet access is, according to New York's Eastern District Judge Dennis R. Hurley, a “modern necessity.” Unfortunately, Judge Hurley wrote those words in an injunction, filed today, to stall a piece of progressive legislation which would have mandated affordable internet availability to all living in New York State - and which would have come into effect early next week.
    The bill, known as the Affordable Broadband Act, would have required ISPs serving more than 20,000 households to offer two low-cost plans: one offering speeds of 25 Mbps...
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