NYC’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) is planning on turning 7,500 payphones into wireless hotspots and adding an additional 2,500 hotspots onto the street.
Visit this page for more information on how to protest including complaint forms and the email addresses of appropriate departments and politicians as well as a sample letter.
*This scheme would cause the city to violate its own Human Rights Law per the explanation in the sample letter. Therefore, DOITT’s proposal is unlawful and should not be allowed to occur.
*However, unless there is a demand to the NYC Council Environmental Protection Committee to hold a hearing to air the unlawfulness of DOITT’s proposal and filings to the NYS Attorney General and the NYS Division of Human Rights, DOITT will approve a vendor in November and spend millions of dollars on this scheme. It will then be almost impossible to demand accommodation in areas where these hotspots are located.