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Google offers free Wi-Fi in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

PCWorld: Google is offering free public Wi-Fi in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood in partnership with a local nonprofit.

The network will cover the more than 2,000 residents of the public Fulton Houses housing units, stores and other businesses, as well as local schools totaling some 5,000 students. Signal for the service, however, is unlikely to work inside many apartments in the area because of their architecture.

Google and city officials hope the service will help attract more technology companies and start-ups in the area, as the cluster of tech firms in Manhattan is now dubbed Silicon Alley. “New York is determined to become the world’s leading digital city, and universal access to high-speed Internet is one the core building blocks of that vision,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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