NYC will install Wi-Fi in homeless shelters following Daily News report on students’ internet issues

The city plans to install Wi-Fi in city-run homeless shelters after the Daily News highlighted issues homeless students are having accessing the internet to attend their remote learning classes.

Mayor de Blasio made the announcement Monday, following a News front page story that detailed threats from school administrators and truancy officers some students have received after they missed classes due to internet connectivity issues.

“The instruction I have given to the Law Department and to Social Services is to ensure that every shelter gets Wi-Fi, to send teams out to literally go shelter by shelter and simply ensure not just for that student, but for the whole shelter, Wi-Fi is in place. We’ve got to stop this and make sure everyone has what they need,” de Blasio said at a press conference Monday.

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