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Free internet for NYCHA residents

Big Apple Connect | NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA), NYC Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI)

1. How it Works

NYCHA residents without existing home internet can sign up for home internet and basic cable TV for as low as $0/month with Optimum or Spectrum. Existing Optimum and Spectrum customers will have their bills reduced to as low as $0.

  • Launched in September 2022 to ensure that NYCHA residents have access to free, fast, reliable, and safe internet.
  • Sign up for Big Apple Connect with either Optimum or Spectrum. The service provider you sign up with depends on where you live.

2. Determine your eligibility

You can enroll in Big Apple Connect if you live in any of these NYCHA developments.

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3. How to Apply

3. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply by phone

Call your cable provider (Optimum or Spectrum).

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We can send you a link to this page to help you get back to it when you’re ready.

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Last Updated May 21, 2024

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