Wi-Fi Kiosks Begin Replacing New York City’s Pay Phones – WSJ

WiFi Free

New York City is replacing pay phone booths with WiFi Kiosks. The project is called LinkNYC and it aims to install 7,500 units within a decade. There should be 500 by this summer. The kiosks are 9½ feet tall and provide WiFi within a radius of 150 feet, free domestic calling, cell phone charging ports, and a touch-screen tablet to browse the web. The project will provide free high speed Internet access to every New Yorker regardless of economic status. This is a good thing.