Free Wi-Fi hot spots are beginning to spread throughout New York City, Fred Dixon, president and CEO of New York City and Company, told delegates welcoming remarks at NAJ’s RTO Summit East, which was held last week at the Wyndham New Yorker hotel. “Wi-Fi units are up and spreading throughout the city,” he said.
Sure enough, when the Inbound Report checked the location during a break, there was one operational on Eighth Avenue, just outside and to the left from the Wyndham—about 30 yards from the entrance to the hotel, and there was another in operation just across the street. Both nine-foot-high stations were in use at the time.
Dixon explained that more some 7,500 units will be installed in the city’s five boroughs over the next four years, as part of the city’s LinkNYC project, at locations of what used to be phone booths. When completed, a visitor to New York City will always be within range of a Hot Spot at all times.
Dixon drew a chuckle from delegates when he noted that “virtual reality is coming to New York City” via all-around videos on it’s a website and through other channels of distribution, adding, “as if we aren’t interesting enough. (For more information, including the location of Hot Spots, visit: www.link.nyc)