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Early 2015 will bring Wi-Fi hotspots to pay phone booths around the New York City, city officials have announced. There are thousands of pay phones around the city that will be transformed to catch up with 21st Century technology. The hot spots will have free internet access, free domestic calls, a charging station and city services, like directions!
The name of the project is LinkNYC and Mayor de Blasio has handed over the nitty gritty work to a group of companies called CityBridge. Tax dollars and advertising in the booths will be paying for the project, which will cost $200M.
The main goal of the project is to eliminate the cost of cellphone browsing for the low-income population. (But really, everyone knows it’s mad expen$ive to use up that cell data trying to find directions on GoogleMaps)
If you’re wondering the logistics: the 10,000 hot spots will be able to accommodate up to 250 devices and will be 20 times faster that the average home Internet.
If Big Brother wasn’t tracking us before, he will be now!
Source: New York Times