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LinkNYC cuts off browsing on curbside kiosks

LinkNYC cuts off browsing on curbside kiosks

Web browsing on New York City’s new curbside internet hotspots has been suspended.

According to a statement by LinkNYC, the free web browsing will be disabled on the kiosks because “some users have been monopolizing the Link tablets and using them inappropriately, preventing others from being able to use them while frustrating the residents and businesses around them.” The other features – the free phone calls, maps, device charging, and access to 311 and 911 -- will continue to be available, the company said.

The web browsing feature was suspended eight months after the first kiosks were installed to provide free, high-speed Wi-Fi via 7,500 stations across the five boroughs by 2020.

Posted by GCN Staff on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:05 PM


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