January 10, 2013
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Google to bring free Wi-Fi to New York City (David Goldman, January 8, 2013, CNNMoney)
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 10, 2013 5:26 AMGoogle's ambitions to wire the world are expanding. The company announced on Tuesday that it will provide free Wi-Fi service to Chelsea, a New York City neighborhood where Google has its local headquarters.In a joint press conference with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Senator Charles Schumer, Google said it hoped to keep the tens of thousands of residents, and millions of tourists, in the area connected at all times when they're outdoors. Google also will be providing indoor coverage for public housing units in the area.