Harlem Will Become the Largest WiFi Network in the U.S.

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New York City is often known as the city that never sleeps. Thanks to the nickname, the most famous cities in the United States have taken innovative steps to support the technophiles ( technology enthusiasts ), the form of increased access to the internet with the introduction of the largest WiFi network. Arguably the "greatest" because envelop 95 blocks in Harlem. The district coverage areas ranging from 110 to 138, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Madison Avenue.

A project entitled Harlem WiFi network is still under construction. If successful, the city will be the largest outdoor figure WiFi network in the U.S. According to the New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Harlem WiFi network will accommodate around 80,000 people access digital Harlem, the 13,000 people of whom are low-income workers.

Interestingly, this wireless connectivity can be enjoyed for free for 24 hours every day, where he was able to provide a minimum speed of 2Mbps. Not only the residents of Harlem who can sense Internet access, visitors and business people can try out the facility . Free public network that will serve the public for the first five-year period, thanks to bailout funds through donations from Fuhrman Family Foundation. In the implementation, the project was supervised by the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Technology Development Corporation together, by cooperating with the technology provider Sky - Packets.

"Internet access is very important for the future of the digital New York City, and pengumumanini will spur technology education, innovation , and economic opportunity," said Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer of New York City.

The project was implemented in three phases gradually. Harlem Residents hope the launch of the first phase of the network will be completed in 2013 Desemeber this month, followed in February 2014, and the last process has been completed in the month of May 2014.



source: http://www1.nyc.gov/

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