The tremendous ambitions behind New York City’s free WiFi

April 8

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At this very moment in New York City, you can walk up to one of 65 futuristic kiosks, punch in an email address on your phone and instantly receive a wireless Internet connection that follows you around town. It’s free — and it’s fast. Each kiosk, which is really an old payphone that’s been converted into an Internet terminal, is connected to gigabit fiber optics. It’s like having Verizon FiOS on every street corner, pumping out WiFi.

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