Programs for Entrepreneurs

Connect IBZ

Broadband Expansion in Industrial Business Zones

Connect IBZ is a NYCEDC program that will improve access to high-speed Internet in IBZs in New York City by expanding broadband infrastructure to currently underserved areas. The program will create high-speed commercial broadband networks in the Southwest Brooklyn, Long Island City, North Brooklyn, and Greenpoint-Williamsburg IBZs.

Fast and reliable broadband access has become increasingly critical for businesses of all types in New York City, and Connect IBZ will help to bridge the “Digital Divide” by increasing access to broadband connectivity for the businesses who need it most. The networks in the four IBZs will be designed, constructed, maintained, and operated by Stealth Communications Services, LLC, and Xchange Telecom Corp., two New York City-based Internet Service Providers. 

Through Connect IBZ, Stealth Communications will build a fiber optic network in Southwest Brooklyn, and Xchange Telecom will create a fixed wireless broadband network in Long Island City, North Brooklyn, and Greenpoint-Williamsburg.

Commercial tenants in these IBZs seeking improved broadband service may indicate their interest below to be put in touch with these providers.

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