Almost a decade ago, Verizon Wireless signed an agreement with the city of New York in order to set up fiber optic Internet and television service to more than three million households in the Big Apple. The Big Red was supposed to complete the fiber roll out back in 2014, but it is already 2017 and the job is still unfinished until now. Deciding it could not wait any longer, New York has filed a lawsuit against the biggest wireless carrier in the United States, citing breach of contract.
And Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 woes continue. In the last few weeks, owners of the phablet have already been advised by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to refrain from charging or even using the device. On top of that, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has also strongly encouraged flight passengers not to turn on any Galaxy Note 7 handset while on board an airplane, and even as far as saying that no unit should be stowed in any checked baggage.
It has been two years in the making, but the Big Apple is finally ready to put its free public Wi-Fi plan to action. In this plan, the city will transform old pay phones into Internet and information kiosks, providing Wi-fi hotspots for New Yorkers (and visitors).
New York City is acquiring the services of CityBridge, a consortium of several companies that include Qualcomm and Transit Wireless. This consortium is tasked with upgrading the more or less 10,000 outdoor pay phones located in NYC's five boroughs, and turning them into hip, new Internet stations called Links.
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