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21 New York parks and beaches will have free Wi-Fi for five years

By Jonathan Millstein

New York is a sprawling metropolis with very few outdoor spaces remaining. This is troubling to some, but thankfully the Park’s Department announced Tuesday that with AT&T they will be bringing free Wi-Fi to 21 parks for five years; so if, heaven forbid, you find yourself in the outdoors you won’t actually have to enjoy it.

Since the program launched in 2011, some 8.6 million people have connected through the currently available Wi-Fi. The new rollout will bring the total number of Wi-Fi hotspots to 27 across all five boroughs, which should substantially add to the 8.6 million in coming years.

Additionally, there will be an increase in the free solar powered charging stations bringing that number to 34 at 15 various parks and beaches in the area.

[h/t Metro]

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