Microsoft: New York has less broadband than feds claim

According to a recent study by Microsoft, much fewer New Yorkers have access to high-speed internet than the federal government is reporting. Figures released last year by the Federal Communications Commission estimated that about 394,000 residents in a state of 19.8 million people had no access to high-speed, but Microsoft recently estimated at more than 8.7 million people. "There is strong evidence that the percentage of Americans without broadband access (nationwide) is much higher than the FCC's numbers indicate," according to a statement from Microsoft President Brad Smith. "Their real-world lack of broadband access differs sharply from the picture too often painted by inaccurate data in Washington D.C."

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