A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 20, 2022
Big Apple Connect (free high-speed internet and basic cable TV, 2022)

In September 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Big Apple Connect, a program to bring free high-speed internet and basic cable to residents of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).


NYC.gov
Big Apple Connect is bringing free high-speed internet service to NYCHA!

NYC’s Office of Technology and Innovation officially launched Big Apple Connect in September 2022 to ensure that NYCHA residents have access to free, fast, reliable, and safe internet. NYCHA residents without existing home internet will be able to sign up for Big Apple Connect with either Optimum or Spectrum (service provider will depend on where you live). Existing Optimum and Spectrum customers will have their bills reduced to as low as $0, as monthly internet and basic cable TV charges are eliminated.

Twitter
NYC Mayor’s Office
@NYCMayorsOffice
“Today is a big day for @NYCHA” - @NYCMayor
We’re expanding Big Apple Connect Program to make free high-speed internet available to approximately 300,000 public housing residents by the end of 2023.
1:48 PM · Sep 19, 2022·Twitter Web App

Twitter
AlticeUSA
@AlticeUSA
Altice USA through Optimum is proud to be a founding partner of ‘Big Apple Connect’ and we thank Mayor Eric Adams and CTO Matthew Fraser for their leadership and vision in championing this program and sharing our collective commitment to digital equity!
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NYC Mayor’s Office
@NYCMayorsOffice
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Sep 19
“Today is a big day for @NYCHA” - @NYCMayor
We’re expanding Big Apple Connect Program to make free high-speed internet available to approximately 300,000 public housing residents by the end of 2023.
4:51 PM · Sep 19, 2022·Twitter Web App

PIX11 (New York City)
NYC bringing free internet, basic cable to around 300,000 NYCHA residents
by: Aliza Chasan
Posted: Sep 19, 2022 / 09:11 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 19, 2022 / 09:13 PM EDT
NEW YORK (PIX11) — A new program will bring free high-speed internet and basic cable TV to around 300,000 people living in New York City Housing Authority developments, Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday.

Big Apple Connect will bring internet to developments by the end of 2023, Adams said. The prgram was initially piloted at eight NYCHA developments.
(...)
New York City entered into three-year agreements with Altice (Optimum) and Charter (Spectrum), which will collectively cover the majority of developments owned and managed by NYCHA. City officials have negotiations ongoing with Verizon.

CBS New York
“Big Apple Connect” program bringing free internet to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers
BY CBS NEW YORK TEAM
UPDATED ON: SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 / 10:00 PM / CBS NEW YORK
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All this free Wi-Fi doesn’t come cheap. The city will pay a little north of $30 million a year for the service. 

Twitter
Spectrum News NY1
@NY1
The Big Apple Connect program partners with Spectrum, which is part of Charter Communications, NY1’s parent company, and Optimum, to bring free Wi-Fi and cable TV to 300,000 public housing residents by 2023.
ny1.com
Adams unveils free broadband program for NYCHA residents
Spectrum and Optimum bring wifi and cable to 300k residents.
2:40 PM · Sep 20, 2022·SocialNewsDesk

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