Senator Kevin Parker’s Bill, also known as Connect New York act, has already passed the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Capital Investment. In order to be implemented, it has to pass the Senate Committee first.
The legislation encourages the Office of Information Technology Services to promote public-private partnership through the use of affordable and wide coverage internet access, which the Senator sees that these are the problems. According to him, the improvisation that the legislation bring is to bridge the Digital Divide need for social and physical access felt by communities in urban and rural states through upgrading the speed and give extensive access on internet connection.
He also said that people on some states acquire low-income. Yet, internet access is costly that people may not be able to afford. He believes that these two problems hinder their access to high speed internet connection universally and should be eradicated in order for communities to support public-private partnerships, which also lead to meet the need for physical and social by these communities.
Other states covered by this bill include Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, Vermont, and Maine. The legislation aims to reduce the price of internet connection, and to have a wide spread telecommunication use.
The Governor and other private investments already grant 25 million dollars to support and strengthen the bill for the access of the said states. Through developing physical and social access, New York will be able to compete in a global economy binding the efforts of the public-private sector with the vast use of internet connection at low cost.