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Harlem is Getting the Country's Largest Free WiFi Network

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg says the project will improve digital access for 80-thousand residents of the neighborhood, including 13-thousand people who live in public housing. 

The network will cover the area from 110th to 138th Street between Madison Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, and it's being installed in phases. Phase 1 - which spans from 110th to 120th Street - will be finished this month. Additional blocks will be added in February and May of 2014.

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Comments [4]

Leslie West from Queens, NY

It's nice to see that local governments are choosing to pursue low-cost choices in fighting poverty. Children raised in a home without internet in this age can expect no luck in any present or future job market.

The sad part is reading this and realizing that Chicago would never do anything of the sort. As a now NYC resident, and former Chicago resident, it's nice to be in a place where this is normal to see every now and then. Northern Illinois needs to wake up and smell the Detroit style napalm in the air.

Dec. 12 2013 01:21 PM
ecole

Wonderful, we are getting closer and closer to free internet for the masses, I can see a future where no will pay for internet access!!!!

Dec. 12 2013 09:11 AM
Tim

Yeah that's great. They're already living free on our tax money("public housing"). Let's give them free internet to use while they sit on their ass. Thank you.

Dec. 12 2013 08:47 AM
Juan

Easy surveillance.

Dec. 11 2013 11:43 AM

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