The NYTimes reports:
New York City officials set a July deadline yesterday for a city contractor to have a wireless network up and running in Central Park, in what would be a major expansion of free Internet access that the city plans to replicate across its vast ribbons of parkland during the next several years.
The effort is part of a larger initiative that would also set up wireless networks by summer’s end in parts of three more large parks: Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.
This development is awesome for me in particular. I’m one of the lucky ones who happen to live across the street from Prospect Park, in Park Slope. Might I be able to get a wifi signal from the park and therefore have the pleasure of ditching my cable/ISP provider? Like my land-line phone provider (thanks to Skype VOIP), it appears the cable ISPs are on thin ice, at least in my neck of the woods.