CIVIQ Smartscapes is proud to announce that free public WiFi is now available in the first Links in New York City. This is another great milestone in the rollout of LinkNYC across the city.
The announcement was also covered in the news around the world - and receiving great headlines such as "LinkNYC's free gigabit WiFi is here, and it is glorious - It's so fast it'll make you hate your ISP" from Engaget!
Click below to see more articles covering the announcement.
Wall Street Journal: The Future of Public Wi-FI: What to Do Before Using Free, Fast Hot Spots
Christian Science Monitor: New York City’s first free phone-booths-turned-Wi-Fi hubs go live
Consumer Affairs: New York’s public wi-fi network goes live
PoliticoNY: First LinkNYC stations go live on Third Avenue
Information Week: LinkNYC WiFi Hotspots Kick Off
Popular Science: This Is What It’s Like To use NYC’s New Free Public Wi-Fi
Gadget Review: LinkNYC: Free Wi-Fi for Everyone, No Joke
RCR Wireless: New York unleashes 300 Mbps free public Wi-Fi
Tom’s Guide: Trending in Tech: NYC Wi-Fi Rocks
International coverage includes:
Express Computer (India): First and fastest public Wi-Fi hubs are now live in New York
Japan: Gizmodo Japan
LinkNYC is the result of a public-private partnership between the New York City Mayor’s Office, the NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications and CityBridge. As part of the consortium CityBridge, CIVIQ Smartscapes designed and manufactured terminals to replace outdated telephone booths. These new elements of urban tech amenities will give users unprecedented access to free 24/7 public Wi-Fi, free phone calls anywhere in the U.S., free mobile charging stations and more, while at the same time generating more than $500 million in revenue for the city over the first 12 years. The LinkNYC project has already won recognition as one of the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2015 “Bright Ideas,” conferred by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. For more information, visit www.link.nyc.