New York Post, August 28, 2005 - Cities, Providers War Over Wi-Fi as Utility

From Article:

But Executive Director of NYCwireless Dana Spiegel worries that, contrary to perceptions of a connected city, many are left out. “Only 10 percent of low-income families in New York City have access to broadband, because Time Warner and Verizon keep prices for broadband artificially high.”

“Just like the grass and the trees and the benches are provided by the city,” Spiegel said, “we think that broadband Internet access should be provided as well.”