Internet Wants to Be Free

Go Work Outside, New York: More Free Wi-Fi Hits Parks

laptop park Go Work Outside, New York: More Free Wi Fi Hits ParksAT&T just announced free Wi-Fi service at an additional five New York City parks: Astoria Park in Queens, Herbert Von King Park and McCarren Park Field House in Brooklyn, Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan and Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island. 

It’s all part of the five-year plan hatched with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City of New York which will eventually bring free wireless internet access to 26 locations in 20 parks in the five boroughs. Other locations are expected to come online over the next several months, according to a press release.

Hat tip to Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe for bringing back 90s web slang. “Park visitors will now have more options to surf the net while enjoying the great outdoors of New York City’s open spaces,” he said in a press release.

It’s the park-wide net, folks! It’s like 70 degrees out! Surf’s up!

AT&T says it serves “nearly 27,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, including more than 515 hotspot locations in the New York metro area.” The company of course serves the other city-wide free wi-fi, available at a snail’s pace for the cost of a latte at Starbucks.

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