AT&T to provide free hot spots in New York City parks

AT&T will eventually provide free Wi-Fi hot spots in 20 New York City public parks to support a new digital road map for the New York metropolitan area, Government Technology reported.

Users won't have to be AT&T customers, there won't be ads, a log-in registration won't be required, but users must agree to terms of service, the article states.

The city's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications has been working with private-sector carriers to bring Wi-Fi to more public spaces, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, Government Technology continued.

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Reader Comments

Wed, Jun 15, 2011

The first taste is always free. ATT is trying to get the public to a mindset of 'connectivity is always there', so later on they will expect the government to pay for it. Me, cynical? Nah.

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