FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 29, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION CREATING BROADBAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
"The next bill before me is Introductory Number 625-A, sponsored by Council Members Brewer, Boyland, Comrie, Fidler, Gerson, Gonzalez, James, Liu, Nelson, Palma, Recchia, Sears, Weprin, Jackson, deBlasio, Sanders, and the Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. This legislation establishes a temporary committee to advise the Mayor and Speaker of the Council on access to broadband technologies throughout the City.
"Intro. 625-A establishes a temporary Broadband Advisory Committee. This Committee will support the work of the Mayor's Telecommunications Policy Advisory Group and will be charged with reviewing the ways and methods of accelerating the build-out of broadband technologies and other advanced telecommunications and information services throughout the City. The Committee will hold public hearings throughout the City and issue a report to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council.
"I would like to thank the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications and the Economic Development Corporation. I would also like to thank the City Council for their work on this bill."
Edward Skyler / Jordan Barowitz (212) 788-2958