New York City Launches Nation's Largest Free Wi-Fi Network
New York City has launched what will be the nation's biggest Wi-Fi network, called the Harlem Wi-Fi Network, in an attempt to improve the city's internet access in lower income areas. Once completed, the network will cover 95 blocks of Harlem serving almost 80,000 residents. It will be completely free, have speeds of at least 2mbits and will cover 110th to 138th streets, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Madison Avenue. The projects is set to last from the end of December to its finish in May 2014. Officials say it is "a pure public service," not a competitor for wired home providers.
By Jordan Moses
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