NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Internet access remains a top concern for those living in homeless shelters across New York City.

Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed those concerns Thursday as more students need remote learning.

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“We have to be there for these kids. We are going to rewire all of the shelters that have kids in them, period. We’ll have a timeline. I’m going to let our law department and our social services department speak to that. They will do that soon,” the mayor said.

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The Legal Aid Society says shelters need the internet now.

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A spokesperson for the city says its goal is to have all sites completed by summer 2021.

In the meantime, the mayor says that any child without service in a shelter will be addressed immediately.


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