Despite the crappy cell phone network coverage, New York City is on the verge of going fully wireless. Six technology companies have paid New York City $25 million to install...

Despite the crappy cell phone network coverage, New York City is on the verge of going fully wireless. Six technology companies have paid New York City $25 million to install 18,000 lamp post-based antennas to offer a complete wireless network across the five boroughs.

Although this should mean access to the web for anyone, everywhere (and by January 2005!), some residents are concerned about the sheer number of masts blasting microwaves down the streets and avenues. In response, the commissioner in charge has stipulated that the onus is on companies to pay for, and carry out, any health studies that the city deems necessary.

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