Harlem Gets the World's Largest Free Public Wifi

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The borough of Harlem in New York City will reportedly have the largest free public wireless internet system in the United States,which is scheduled to be completed in May of next year. Plans include extending the service to 138th street, making a total of 95 blocks, connecting around 80 thousand Harlem locals along with businesses and visitors to the borough.

The borough of Harlem in New York City will reportedly have the largest free public wireless internet system in the United States, which is scheduled to be completed in May of next year.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is quoted in a press release saying: “Our new Harlem wireless network brings critical connectivity to residents and visitors, giving them 24/7 access to everything from education materials for kids, to information about Harlem’s rich history and attractions, to everyday needs like paying bills, checking library hours — or even just keeping tabs on the Knicks and Nets.”

The Fuhrman Family Foundation funded the innovative free public Wi-Fi project, which provides unlimited access to the internet from portable devices in designated outdoor areas.

Officials announced that the three part project will begin its first phase shortly, setting up wireless internet service for the area between 110th to 120th street from Madison Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Plans include extending the service to 138th street, making a total of 95 blocks, connecting around 80 thousand Harlem locals along with businesses and visitors to the borough.

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