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Internet Access in New York: Stats & Figures

August 15, 2020 | internet | No Comments

The State of Broadband in New York, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated

6/19/2020.

In comparison with the other fifty states, New York is the second most well-connected State in the US. Overall, counties throughout New York State are fairly evenly connected, with the exception of Hamilton County, which has significantly lower coverage than the rest. In New York, the current average state-wide download speed is 190.5 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in New York

Two key factors play into measuring the divide between those who have sufficient internet availability and those who do not: access and affordability.

As for accessibility, there are currently 307,000 New York residents who do not have access to a wired internet option capable of 25 Mbps download speeds. Another 820,000 people state-wide only have one wired internet provider to choose from in their area, leaving them with no options in the case

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*NOTE: In response to the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers who apply by June 30th, 2020.*

 Internet Essentials Program
(855) 846-8376 *Due to current high demand for the program, there may be long phone wait times. If you can find a way to access the internet, you can also apply here: https://apply.internetessentials.com/

  • $9.95/month + tax
  • Unlimited internet (download speeds up to 25 Mbps).
  • No credit checks, contracts or equipment rental fees. 
  • Must live in an area where Comcast is available.
  • Free installation and in-home Wi-Fi. Access to 40 1-hour sessions of XFINITY Wi-Fi hotspots outside the home every 30 days.
  • Eligibility includes households eligible for public assistance programs such as:
    • National School Lunch Program
    • Public Housing Assistance
    • Medicaid
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
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Helps control internet programs and connections:

  • Restrict internet access.
  • Password protect internet access.
  • Schedule internet access for any or all programs.
  • Block internet websites.
  • Prevent users or groups from accessing internet.

Internet Lock is an access control and password protection solution for your internet connections and programs.
With Internet Lock, you can fully control the internet connections and programs on your computer.

By using Internet Lock, you can restrict or password protect internet access, schedule internet access,
protect internet programs on certain IP addresses or domains,
limit users to access only the websites you specified, or keep them from accessing the unwanted websites.

Restrict internet connections and programs

You can use Internet Lock to restrict internet connections and programs. Programs blocked by Internet Lock
will not be able to access the internet.

Internet Lock supports to protect all internet programs including, but not limited to:

  • Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox,
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Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the nation’s 2020 Broadband Progress Report. It concludes that broadband is being delivered to all Americans in a reasonable and timely way.

But from where I sit, nothing could be further from the truth. I would know. I am one of the five Commissioners at the FCC, and I refused to offer my support for the 2020 Broadband Progress Report. That’s because, in this crisis, it has become painfully clear that not everyone in the United States has adequate Internet access. The evidence is all around us.

Schools have shuttered and more than 50 million students have been told to head home and many were told to go online for classes. But millions of them can’t get there because they fall into the homework gap and lack internet access at home. It’s not just a problem in rural America. It’s a challenge
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You are probably writing more Microsoft Access programming code then you need to. This means wasted coding time, more code maintenance and possible debugging. This article applies to all versions of Microsoft Access, not just Access 2007, but many new features of Access 2007 allow you to do zero coding to do tasks such as bulk emails, form control resizing, scheduling tasks, date picking, formatting, etc.

I have reviewed tens of thousands of lines of programmers’ code, not just in Access 2007, and have found that many lines of code are being written in areas where much less code was needed to do the same job. Here’s the technique that will save much time.

Did you know that your data tables in Microsoft Access 2007 can be used to control your Access 2007 program and write code for you, if they contain metadata.

Metadata is data about data. You have … Read More

Do you feel the need for high speed Internet access and simply can’t get it? Not every home has access to DSL or Cable broadband Internet access services. In fact over 30 million people still can’t receive high speed Internet access. The costs of setting up DSL or cable access throughout the country, to each home, are in the billions of dollars. There are many promises that DSL or cable is coming, but when. Unfortunately it all boils down to economics, too few subscribers with too many miles. To many, satellite Internet access offers the solution. Satellite Internet service allows virtually everyone, anywhere to have access to lightning-fast broadband Internet access. There are two types of satellite Internet service, “one way” and “two way” systems.

With two way satellite systems the satellite dish sends and receives information over the Internet and delivers it your computer. The real benefit of a … Read More