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Public buildings, public wifi

Establish public wifi hotspot for every public building in the city. Wherever there is a public area, a publicly available hotspot should be available.

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Municipal Broadband for NYC

Can NYC offer municipal broadband like Chattanooga, Tennessee? http://chattanoogagig.com/ Would this help grow the NYC economy and create more innovation?

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Smarter buildings - networking

Require that every new construction in the city be provided wiring from at least 2 broadband providers, with a minimum 100Mb link to each unit in the building.

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Metropolitan copper

Wherever telcos turn off copper wiring infrastructures, require that they turn those infrastructures over to the city.

 

Put the infrastructure to bid for providing low cost data services in disadvantaged areas.

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Have city promiote local loop unbundling of broadband

That the city, to promote efficient access to broadband capability for all citizens and businesses, research the feasibility of and promote "local loop unbundling" as now implemented in many EU locals in a manner similar to what has been successful in the Netherlands.

 

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240044760/EU-states-ordered-to-unbundle-local-loop

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Prevent the next Sandy-level power outage

Hurricane Sandy caused an estimated $10B of damage to infrastructure and lost productivity during the power outage. How do we prevent this from happening again? It is imperative that public resources be devoted to ensuring that this scale of damage must not happen again. Seawalls must be considered; power stations must be protected. Gov. Cuomo called for some level of protection in his State of the State, but there ...more »

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Smarter buildings - alternative energy

Require that every new construction in the city receive at least 20% of their energy from alternate energy sources like solar, wind, or other non-fossil fuel based renewable form.

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Smarter buildings - energy monitors

Require that every new construction in the city use electronic energy monitors that report data back to the city.

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