NYC's DUMBO Gets Free Wi-Fi

  • June 2, 2011
DUMBO, Brooklyn's vibrant, waterfront neighborhood, is now New York City's first neighborhood to offer free wireless on streets, parks and plazas. DUMBO Wi-Fi is made possible by a public-private partnership between the neighborhood's largest real estate holder, Two Trees, and the entity responsible for guiding the development of public space in the DUMBO community, the DUMBO BID (Business Improvement District). Last summer, more than 1,000 people per hour used the Brooklyn Bridge staircase in DUMBO. The building, installation and maintenance of the Wi-Fi network is executed by NYCwireless, a nonprofit organizations that builds, supports, and advocates for free, public Wi-Fi Internet access in New York City.

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