Times Square, Get Your Free Wi-Fi On
Yahoo! is partnering up with the Times Square Alliance to bring free Wi-Fi to New York City’s Times Square. Free Wi-Fi! In public spaces! Hurray, why do I feel like I’ve heard this story before?
I want to believe that the free Wi-Fi is really free. Real life usage always tells me otherwise. Like all the “Free Public Wi-Fi” signals my iPod touch has been able to lock onto all around the city, they never work. Nope. Union Square? Nope. Uptown? Nope. Downtown? Nada.
As a global metropolis, it’s about time that NYC brings on the tech and starts offering free Wi-Fi in more places. With over 500,000 people who walk through Times Square everyday, good luck getting a connection, a decent one too. Like the “Free Public Wi-Fi” signals, the new Wi-Fi in Times Square may have low latency. Up/down speeds? Who knows. Don’t expect to get much YouTubing done while you take in the sights.
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