New York City Offers Free Wi-Fi in 32 More Parks With Purpose-Defeating 10-Minute Limit
Offering free Wi-Fi in public parks is a great thing for cities to do because it can help underserved citizens get online, but also because it's just hella convenient. New York City already has free Wi-Fi in a number of parks thanks to a deal with AT&T, but they're expanding the program through a new deal with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable. Unlike the AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots -- which are free all the time for everyone always -- the Time Warner and Cablevision parks will have a 10-minute daily limit on free access. You're doing it wrong.Read on...
Google Gives New York’s Swanky Chelsea Neighborhood Free Wi-Fi, Is Doing It WrongAs sure as day passes into night, it seems that the rich get...well, not richer, exactly, but in New York today, plenty of them got word that they would be able to drop at least one bill. That's because the city's Chelsea neighborhood -- home to some of the cities highest-end shopping and most expensive apartments -- is about to get free Wi-Fi courtesy of Google, whose New York headquarters are in the neighborhood. With this move, Google has raised getting public relations credit for doing what amounts to absolutely nothing to an art form.Read on...