New York City Mayor announces new free public Wi-Fi networks across all five boroughs

By Justin Kahn
Oct 1, 2013
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  1. Startups have been heading to New York City to set up shop in growing numbers over the last little while, and now Mayor Bloomberg is planning to bring extended Wi-Fi connection city wide in order to maintain the growth.

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,752   +1,107

    Does this mean people living in apartment buildings in NYC could get free wifi in their homes? That would be pretty sweet.

    Maybe that's the consolation for not being able to buy a 24oz soda in NY anymore. I wonder if the terms and conditions page for accessing the wifi asks 'Did you exercise today?'
    Matt12345170 likes this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    It sounds like a sweet deal. Problem being I don't live in NYC, hell I don't even live in the USA. Oh well, I'll have to hope Google's balloons take off (Pun? What pun?).
    cliffordcooley and wastedkill like this.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I would be really worried about the security of this wifi. But again, isnt all unsecured wifi a hazard...
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,557   +2,900

    Maybe software such as Hotspot Shield will help.
  6. Free government sponsored which means all activities will be heavily monitored. It's like wire tapping with your consent.

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