New York City Pay Phone Booths Now Free WiFi Hotspots

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    New York City Pay Phone Booths Now Free WiFi Hotspots - ABC News


    New York City is committed to making sure the 12,000 phone booths still lining its sidewalks don't become relics.

    While the city announced plans to turn some of them into digital kiosks with SmartScreens in April, today it launched a pilot program to provide free public WiFi at public phone booths around the five boroughs.

    WATCH: A Look At the New WiFi-Equipped Phone Booths

    The first ten booths were lit up today with WiFi routers that are attached the top of existing phone booths. A map of the WiFi-equipped booths can be found here. There are six booths in Manhattan, two in Brooklyn, and one in Queens for the time being. Additional locations, including ones in the Bronx and Staten Island, will be added soon.
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    I think that is a smart and humane idea: We keep our history and make the Information Super Highway available to whomsoever. I like the innovation.
     
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