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NYC Gets 'Ultrafast’ Public Wi-Fi

Phone booth, meet your great-great-grandchildren. Futuristic, 3-meter tall Wi-Fi portals are steadily moving into New York, replacing thousands of old payphones while using their existing infrastructure. By summer’s end, more than 500 units will dot the city; in 12 years, there will be as many as 10,000. The selling points are simple: They are free to use — featuring hotspot 2.0 encryption technology (i.e., a more secure connection) and thereby providing gigabit-speed Internet to the...

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