New York City Plans to Turn Pay Phones into Wi-Fi Hot Spots

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New York City announced plans to create public Wi-Fi networks that would provide free Internet access across large parts of New York City. The LinkNYC plan replaces the city’s payphones with up to 10,000 standalone towers that offer passersby free Wi-Fi and nationwide calling, and a charging station stated thinkprogress.org.
The new connectivity would come from transforming 7,300 old pay phone locations into Wi-Fi hotspots offering free service to anyone within an 85-foot radius, reported www.nydailynews.com.

Don’t expect the typical slow, public Wi-Fi. The network will be 100 times faster than average municipal systems and more than 20 times faster than average home internet service in the city, according to the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

LinkNYC will bring blazing fast connectivity and other services in the form of 11-inch slim aluminum stands called “Links.” It will bring blazing fast connectivity and other services in the form of 11-inch slim aluminum stands called “Links.”, reported gizmodo.com