New York City, also fondly known as the Big Apple, has taken yet another step in the right direction for technophiles – the city’s Internet access will be enhanced with the introduction of the largest Wi-Fi network in the country, blanketing all 95 blocks of Harlem in the process. This humongous undertaking is known as the Harlem Wi-Fi Network, and by the time it arrives at its completion, it would hold the stature of being the largest outdoor Wi-Fi network in the US. The approximate number of people being served? We are looking at around 80,000 Harlem residents, at least that is what New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg mentioned in a press conference.
Best of all is, this Wi-Fi network will be free of charge to use, where it delivers speeds of at least 2Mbps. As for the area of coverage, expect it to begin from 110th to 138th streets, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Madison Avenue. Harlem residents can look forward to the first phase of the network’s rollout to be completed before the calendar rolls over to 2014, with the final phased touted to be completed before the second half of next year. Does this particular bit of news make you want to move over to NYC?