There are a few things in life that should always be free – clean air, sunshine and good Wi-Fi. It looks like NYC is finally getting the latter of those three.
A new project is set to replace all of those archaic pay phone booths that haven’t been used in years with Wi-Fi hotspot kiosks. TheLinkNYC project, which is funded by CityBridge, has already started to install these Wi-Fi hotspots around the city. Earlier this week, two of the kiosks were unveiled, although they won’t be fully functioning for another week or two.
LinkNYC has a goal to set up 500 Wi-Fi hotspots by July and will ultimately install around 7,500 total over the course of the project.
The hotspots will allow users to charge their phones, use the internet, and make phone calls. The kiosks will reportedly provide a faster than average Wi-Fi with broadband speeds of 1,000 megabits a second.
Hopefully this trend starts to make its way across the country.