AT&T Provides Free Wi-Fi For New York’s Parks

AT&T Provides Free Wi-Fi For New York’s Parks

A five-year initiative will see 26 locations provided with free Wi-Fi service.

Emma Hutchings
  • 10 june 2011

In a new five-year initiative annouced this week, AT&T will be installing and maintaining a free Wi-Fi service in New York City’s parks over the summer. 26 locations in 20 parks across the five boroughs will benefit from the service, with park-goers able to connect via their laptops, smartphones, tablets and other Wi-Fi enabled devices as they enjoy their green surroundings.

AT&T Wi-Fi is now available free of charge in Battery Bosque (a garden in Battery Park), the north-end playground in Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, and around the recreation center at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem, with 23 additional park locations to follow throughout the summer. This inititative is part of the government’s new strategy, Road Map for the Digital City. Mayor Bloomberg said:

In May, we laid out a strategy to make New York City the nation’s leading digital city, and AT&T’s generous initiative to bring Wi-Fi to 20 City parks will help us get there. New York City has the greatest network of public parks in the world, and we’ve invested heavily to expand and enhance them. Now, thanks to the terrific corporate citizenship of AT&T, they will provide an even better experience for New Yorkers and visitors.

[via Mashable]

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