Citybridge
LinkNYC

The most advanced Smartscape in the world.


By replacing the aging network of public payphones with state-of-the-art “Links,” the city will transform access to information, while also creating new local jobs for the development, servicing and maintenance of the structures.

“A step forward into the digital age.”

The New York Times

A cutting edge tool for a cutting edge city.

Foundational to the LinkNYC program is the Link structure, a robust product engineered, built and deployed by CIVIQ Smartscapes.

  • 24/7 free internet access with up to gigabit speeds
  • Integrated lighting
  • Digital displays providing intelligently programmed advertising & public service announcements
  • Android tablet with touch screen display, directional speaker & microphone
  • Tactile keypad & braille lettering, dedicated 911 button, USB charger, headphone jack
  • Iconic & durable aluminum construction designed & built in NYC
  • Sleek design & decreased footprint to restore sidewalk space & improve visual continuity
A cutting edge tool for a cutting edge city.

Setting the global standard.

LinkNYC will define the way that we interact for decades to come. Here are just a few ways that it will benefit NYC specifically:

Bridging the digital divide

LinkNYC will bring the world’s fastest, free municipal WiFi to millions of New Yorkers, small businesses and visitors in all five boroughs.

Revenue for NYC

The LinkNYC network, which is funded through advertising revenues, will be built at no-cost to taxpayers and will generate more than $500 million in revenue for the City and up to 500 full-time jobs over the next 12 years.

Public safety

City agencies will be able to communicate in real-time with the public—a feature that is particularly valuable in the event of an emergency. Links are provided with backup power to provide services even during a power outage.

Community support

Nonprofits, academic institutions, Business Improvement Districts, think tanks, etc. are given a voice to ensure that LinkNYC is supporting the entire City.

Teaming up to drive innovation.

LinkNYC is the product of CityBridge—a consortium of leading experts in technology, advertising, connectivity and user experience.

A New York City–based collaboration think-tank formed to bring the fastest free municipal WiFi to New York City.

Specializing in the design and manufacturing of interactive hardware solutions that withstand rugged environments, CIVIQ will design, engineer and manufacture 10,000 Link structures , providing a durable, robust and reliable connected solution for New York City.

The talents of Titan and Control group combine under one united company —Intersection. Titan oversees LinkNYC’s operations and manages the advertising media program. Control Group is a tech, strategy and user experience design firm responsible for delivering concept to production UX.

As a world leader in 3G, 4G, WiFi and next generation wireless technologies, Qualcomm will serve as technology advisor, especially as to wireless connectivity technology, to help ensure the LinkNYC network stays abreast with the latest developments in applicable communications technology.

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