Yesterday, Congressman Anthony Brindisi hosted a virtual broadband summit with FCC officials and local guests, where results were announced from a district broadband survey.
That report found more than half of all respondents describe their internet service as “poor or terrible,” while 83% say they are overall dissatisfied with their internet service at home.
Additionally, the report determined New York’s 22nd Congressional District has the slowest internet speeds of any other area in the entire state.
“The state of broadband in New York’s 22nd district is unacceptable,” Brindisi said. “Our rural communities lack access to reliable and affordable broadband and it is hurting our economy, our small businesses, our working families, and our children. While internet companies continue to get break promises while cashing our checks, our survey results show that our district has the slowest speeds in the state.”