The recently-passed New York state budget includes $5 million to expand broadband access to rural and some poor parts of cities, according to this list of winners and losers from the Star-Gazette.
$5 million will still leave out a lot of people, so I don’t know if folks without access can really be called winners. And you can bet it all that not a dime will make its way into the five boroughs. But I guess this is what Bruce Lai meant when he said that Spitzer gets it.
Bloomberg still needs to figure it out.