BUFFALO – New York is requiring Internet Service Providers to offer a low-cost option for lower-income families in the state.
During a visit to Western New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law mandating ISPs to offer $15 per month high speed internet access.
For those who are unable to afford that, Cuomo announced a free plan for students and families that would come through ConnectEd New York indicative.
The money for that comes from Schmidt Futures and the Ford Foundation.
Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, was present at Friday’s conference. He spoke of the need for Internet access so that children are still able to learn.