State Senator Spano accuses Verizon of discriminatory tactics
State Senator Nick Spano (R-Yonkers) is accusing phone giant Verizon of technological racism for not providing Internet services in less affluent areas around Westchester.
Spano says Verizon has a responsibility to communities across Westchester to explain why they are engaged in discriminatory practices. Spano made the accusations after receiving complaints for minority communities. Spano says he will subpoena company leaders to testify before the Senate Investigations Committee, which he chairs.
A spokesman for Verizon says the company is always willing to discuss what they are doing and doesn't shy away from any questions.