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New York City looks to blanket the five boroughs with free WiFi thanks to next-gen payphones

Big task, but there are plenty of abandoned pay phones.  This is a great use of the the kiosks.  “Free public WiFi has been available in spots throughout NYC, but now the mayor’s office is looking to cover all of its five boroughs with connectivity. In a press release today, the city’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) issued a request for proposals focused on “the creation of a robust, citywide network of internet hotspots.” The project looks to transform aging payphone kiosks into around 10,000 “communication points” across the cityscape, funded by advertising.”  From Engadget.

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