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A city-wide web

A city-wide web

New network aims to provide free Wi-Fi across New York City

On a cold February afternoon in Gramercy Park, the mayor made a phone call. The small crowd hadn’t gathered around the latest iPhone prototype, but a nine-foot-tall aluminum slab that looked like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Mayor Bill de Blasio was inaugurating the first multipurpose technology kiosk on the streets of New York City, a service called LinkNYC.

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