Beginning next year, New Yorkers may be able to find a wi-fi hotspot on any corner. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to replace the city’s pay phone booths with 10,000 new wi-fi kiosks that can connect 250 devices to the internet simultaneously.

The kiosks will also have keypads to make calls on, charging stations and tablets with connecting speeds 20 times faster than the average home.

The project aims to provide low-income residents in all five boroughs with more opportunities to go online.

(READ the story from the NY Times)

Photo by NYC Department of IT & Telecommunications – Story tip Mike McGinley

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