Google Brings Free Wi-Fi To Select Neighborhoods In New York City

If you happen to live in the area near Google’s Chelsea offices in the NYC, you have just got lucky. The search giant intends to introduce free Wi-Fi in the whole area spanning its offices and beyond. This will be done to bring free Wi-Fi access not only to Google employees but also to students and tourists in the area.

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This is not the first time Google would be handing over the free Wi-Fi cookie. In the past, the company has partnered with wireless hotspot providers to bring free Wi-Fi to New York City subway stations.

The latest move to bring free Wi-Fi to neighborhoods near its Chelsea offices seems an extension of the same initiative. To be exact, the free Wi-Fi will extend from Gansevoort St. to 19th St. as well as from 8th Ave. to the West Side Highway.

Even if you are commuting through the area, you can access the free Wi-Fi and hook up to the internet on the go. We do hope that the company eventually tests with more large-scale free Wi-Fi initiatives. City-wide coverage would certainly be a dream come true.

Commending Google on its latest Wi-Fi plans, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “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. Thanks to Google, free Wi-Fi across this part of Chelsea takes us another step closer to that goal.”

Courtesy: Venture Beat

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Salman Latif is a software engineer with a specific interest in social media, big data and real-world solutions using the two.Other than that, he is a bit of a gypsy. He also writes in his own blog. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter .

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