The City is testing innovative technologies to expand broadband connectivity and bolster the City’s growing tech sector.
NYC Micro-Trenching Pilot
Micro-trenching is the process of installing small conduits within the edges of the sidewalk to house fiber optic cabling. A quick, low-impact deployment method, fiber optic cabling is inserted into a small slot-cut trench without damaging or disrupting existing infrastructure. The City has entered into a one year agreement with Verizon to install conduits and fiber in pre-approved locations. Telecommunications providers interested in utilizing excess capacity should email: email@example.com.
- Expands and improves the City's fiber optic broadband access.
- Quick deployment with minimal disruption to street and roadway traffic.
- Minimal interference with public utility infrastructure, and cost effective.
- Excess capacity provided by the installed systems - at least four pathways on low-density residential blocks and six pathways in other areas - will be available for use by City agencies and other communications industry providers at no cost for the duration of the pilot program.