Are NYC Parks Taking An ‘Airport Approach’ to Wifi Wireless?


Free wifi is scheduled to arrive at 32 public parks in New York on a temporary basis next year: each user will get three ten minute sessions per month, and after that pay 99 cents a day to Time Warner and Cablevision. According to this article in The Consumerist, many think “there should be totally free wireless in the parks because this proposed plan takes “the airport approach to wifi, at the expense of citizens, [privatizing] what should be a public good, like water or playgrounds.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.

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