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Nov 29, 2014, 10:00:06 AM11/29/14
to, Richard Hayman

It seems that Gotham will be blanketed with 10,000 gigabit hot spots within the next couple of years

By the end of next year, New Yorkers will be able to access free, fast public Wi-Fi across all five boroughs.

The plan, called LinkNYC, will replace the city's aging pay phone system with "Links."

Links are hubs for free Wi-Fi that run at up to gigabit speeds, and they offer a bunch of other services, including free phone calls within the U.S., access to 311 and 911, a free charging station for your phone, and a touchscreen tablet interface so users can access directions and city services.


“ City agencies will be able to communicate in real-time with

the public with more specificity and relevance - 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.”


No technical details, but sounds like use of 802.11u which allows roaming connectivity.


But, to get gigabit speeds, they are going to need the 802.11ac standard, which most smart phones do not support.

But everyone buys a new smart phone every two years, right?



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