Free Friday: New York set to roll out free high-speed Wi-Fi service – | Lonely Planet

Who doesn’t want free wifi? I, for one welcome this with open arms. It’s another reason to love New York City!

Curated by Roisin Agnew for Lonely Planet

The affliction of every traveller is trying to get Wi-Fi without turning your journey into a series of cafe pitstops for free wifi . But now one city is sorting that problem out for good. New York is set to roll out what will be the largest and fastest municipal Wi-Fi systems via a network of public kiosks.

The kiosks are an initiative by LinkNYC (part-owned by Google) which will be launching 7500 free-to-use hotspots over the city, which will have speeds 20 times faster than the typical broadband speed in the city, with one gigabit per second.

The ‘Link kiosks’ will also have a phone, an android screen, and two 55 inch digital screens that are to be used for the advertisments with which the project will fund itself.

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