Mayor Noam Bramson with the WCA's Bill Mooney.

Mayor Noam Bramson with the WCA’s Bill Mooney.

Westchester’s major cities are teaming up with the Westchester County Association (“WCA”) to bring super-speed broadband to our region.

By bundling the demand of several cities, we can compete more effectively for investment in digital infrastructure – and that, in turn, will position our communities to attract the jobs and residents of tomorrow.

The goal: providing widely available high-speed connectivity of about one gigabit per second.  That’s roughly 200 times faster than the typical broadband speed in the United States — enough to download 25 songs in less than one second, or download a feature-length, 2-hour, high-definition movie in 16 seconds.

This initiative is fully consistent with New Rochelle’s ongoing, ambitious efforts to revitalize our downtown, so I thank the WCA for bringing us together and look forward to pursuing this exciting and important opportunity.

Learn more in this press release.