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New York Public Library to lend Wi-Fi devices

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The New York Public Library is testing out an inventive new way to help more people get access to the Internet.

An estimated 3 million people live in New York City without home Internet access. The New York Public Library will soon be loaning out Wi-Fi boxes, but more private donations are needed to expand the program.

Andrew Rasiej, a longtime advocate for affordable broadband access, believes the government needs to view Internet access like any other utility.

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