Google has been an official ISP only in Kansas City for a couple of months now, but its Google Fiber service is one many people are dying to get a slice of in their neighborhood. It looks as though Google’s ISP offerings will be hitting a major metropolitan area as they are announcing today the launch of a free Wi-Fi service in the Chelsea area of New York City.
The move to offer free Wi-Fi in a neighborhood in New York City was done in order to encourage tech growth in the area, which coincidentally Google is a part of as their New York HQ is located in Chelsea. If you’re a New Yorker and are interested in checking out Google’s free public Wi-Fi service, you’ll be covered between Gansevoort Street and 19th Street from 8th Avenue to the West Side Highway. If you’re familiar with the area, you’ll know that’s quite the chunk of land to offer free Wi-Fi to.
We’re hoping this is a step into the direction of offering Google Fiber outside of Kansas City, or at least I am seeing as I’ll hopefully be able to access it within the New York City area.