NYC to install Wi-Fi in family shelters by next summer – New York Daily News

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) November 2, 2020

Most students in homeless shelters will not get Wi-Fi in their buildings until after this school year ends, according to a Wednesday letter from the city to advocates.

The announcement comes days after Mayor de Blasio said that Wi-Fi was coming to all family homeless shelters, but the more detailed letter shows the scope of the project and just how difficult and slow the city believes the process will be.

“The aggressive goal is to have all sites complete this summer, and 27 priority sites (selected on the basis of reports of connectivity problems) complete this winter,” wrote Martha Calhoun, a lawyer for the city’s Department of Homeless Services.

“For context, under normal circumstances, a massive build-out like this could easily take over two years to complete,” she continued.