Google Sidewalk Labs To Bring Free Wi-Fi To NYC

Posted: Jun 24 2015, 2:36am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 24 2015, 2:38am CDT, in News | Technology News

 
Google Sidewalk Labs to Bring Free Wi-Fi to NYC
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  • Google Sidewalk Labs wants to cover NYC with free Wi-Fi!

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The Sidewalk labs an independent company owned by Google is working towards launching the LinkNYC plan, to bring free Wi-Fi in every corner.

Earlier in June, Google Inc. announced it will be creating an independent Google owned company byt the name of Sidewalk Labs. At the time of the announcement Google described the company as a project which will work towards improvements in the technology and the innovations for the betterment of city life. However Google did not reveals any details into how the company will improve technology and innovation in city life.

It seems Google Sidewalk Labs will be relentlessly working towards bringing free Wi-Fi to all the major cities, starting from the New York City. The Wi-Fi service provided through the Sidewalk Labs projects will aim towards building widespread Wi-Fi.

Today Sidewalk Labs announced its plan on its Facebook page to form another new company by merging the Control Group and Titan, to serve as an intersection. Control Group and Titan were the companies backing up the LinkNYC program announced in the third quarter of 2014.

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According to the LinkNYC plan all of New York City’s old phone booths will be converted into ad-supported Wi-Fi pylons. There are more than 10000 old phone booths in New York City and according to Bloomberg the plan was scheduled to have started by August 2015. After Wi-Fi pylons have been successfully established in New York City the plan will be extended to other cities, although it’s not clear exactly when and which cities it will target.

According to the original LinkNYC plan the pylons will not only provide Wi-Fi but have other telecommunication purposes such as cell phone charging, free phone calls but domestically. The pylons will also assist in providing city info by a touch screen display, to give out directions and other related assisting services.

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