Inner-City

When asked by News 7 what he feared about lacking a landline connection, Martin Towey, who has Parkinson?s disease and lives alone, responded: ?That I?m on the floor and can?t get up, I can?t call a doctor. It?s ridiculous.?
Links allow users to make domestic calls, connect to gigabit wireless Internet service, view city maps, and contact emergency services.
Verizon refuses to offer FiOS in Co-Op City and many other New York City neighborhoods.
Pressure grows on Verizon as NYC Council examines Verizon?s broken promise to build-out high-speed FiOS network.

Not only did the story report the company?s broken promises, it questioned whether Verizon has chosen to bypass less affluent neighborhoods.

It's not only rural America where a broadband connection can be hard to find.
262 Brooklyn Cablevision workers voted by a strong margin at CWA Local 1109 on Saturday to ratify an historic two-year contract with the company.
Verizon "posted another year of consistently high operating and financial performance in 2014." But it plans to abandon its FiOS expansion, anyway.
Cablevision is launching Freewheel, a new metropolitan New York-based Wi-Fi mobile phone service that operates on available Wi-Fi links -- not through a cellular network.
All communities need high-speed networks, but what?s a city to do when the local provider refuses to invest in next-generation broadband? Look at models that work.