This is probably the most important thing NYC can do at this time in terms of bang for the buck. Being the first major city to have 100% free/low cost wireless would really push the economy forward, not to mention education and tourism. Sound crazy? Many folks i know pick their hotel and airline based on free wifi so, free wifi would certainly factor into a vacation or picking where to place your company.
NYC is the greatest city in the world it needs someone like Andrew Rasiej for Public Advocate who is bold enough to push great projects like this forward. NYC should be the leading example of technology right now we’re getting beat by a tiny island most people have never heard of!
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