New York City, otherwise affectionately known as The Big Apple, is a sprawling metropolis with a potpourri of people living within. In fact, Mayor Bloomberg’s government has more often than not tried to discover various methods to ensure that New York City remains as connected as it can possibly be to the Internet, so much so that their latest effort today will bring along with it additional connectivity options to its residents and tourists. How is this made possible? Well, the City of New York has just announced that it will be working alongside Cablevision and Time Warner Cable in order to provide all 32 parks across the five boroughs a boost – thanks to Wi-Fi hotspots.
Needless to say, these will be available independently of the free services that are already provided by other companies at the moment, AT&T included, in select parts of the city. These new hotspots will require users to be Cablevision Optimum Online or Time Warner Cable broadband subscribers though if you are going to take advantage of free access, and if you happen to fall under that category, you can hook up for free for up to 30 minutes max every month, while non-subscribers have to cough up $0.99 daily.
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