Matthew Lazo is junior majoring in Geology with a minor in Economics and Public Policy. He is a part of the Honors College as well as the recipient of Colin Powell Fellowship. Last Summer, he served as a Roosevelt Summer Academy Fellow in Chicago, where he interned for the Chicago Department of Transportation. His career goal is to promote sustainability in urban planning and policy.
“Inspired by the recent national net neutrality movement, I decided to explore Internet policy. With a high interest in urban policy, I also explored the relationship between cities and the Internet. I recognized that their is a growing inequality of Internet access in urban areas, particularly in New York City.
Low-income residents, especially in the Bronx and Brooklyn, do not have access to the Internet. Such access provides job opportunities, essential health information, educational resources, and sense of inclusion within communities. This policy proposal aims to provide Internet services to the low income residents of New York City.” – Matt