An article at Giagoam states that Bloomberg is starting to test free WiFi hotspots at phone booths throughout the city. In fact, currently the list includes 10 spots in NYC, including our neighbors in Astoria (at 30-94 Steinway Street).The payphones have been outfitted with “military grade” antennas, that provide service up to 300 feet away. The $2,000 installation is being provided for free by Van Wagner Communications, which owns many of the city’s payphones. The plan is to eventually spread the Wi-Fi hotspots to more of the city’s 13,000 payphones with the maintenance and ongoing costs paid by the payphone companies.
We’d like to have a few here in LIC, obviously…but rumor has it that there are already a few free WiFi hotspots here.
Is this true? Would anyone like to share?