NYC partners with Cablevision, Time Warner Cable to bring WiFi hotspots to city parks

NYC Bryant Park

NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 (via Engadget) – Mayor Bloomberg’s government is often finding ways to keep The Big Apple as connected to the internet as can be. Today, in an effort to bring more connectivity options to its residents (and tourists), the City of New York announced that it’s teaming up with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable to add WiFi hotspots to 32 parks across the five boroughs. Of course, these will be available in addition to free services already provided by companies such as AT&T in select parts of the city.

Rachel Haot: CDO, NYC

“Increased access to public WiFi is one of the most popular requests we hear from New Yorkers, so today’s announcement will be welcome news to residents and visitors alike,” said Rachel Haot, New York City’s Chief Digital Officer. “By connecting more New Yorkers, we’re able to achieve the City’s goals of Internet access and engagement, underscoring Mayor Bloomberg’s Digital Roadmap.”  Read More >

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