City adds WiFi hot spots in 32 parks
Free wireless Internet hotspots have popped up in 32 parks around the city for certain cable customers, the city announced Tuesday.
The free, unlimited wireless is available to Internet service customers of Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Comcast and smaller companies such as Cox and Bright House Networks. Subscribers can use free, unlimited Internet service on smartphones, tablets and laptops.
For non-subscribers, Internet access in parks will be free during three 10-minute sessions a month or cost 99 cents for all-day service on a single device.
"Increased access to public wi-fi is one of the most popular requests we hear from New Yorkers, so today's announcement will be welcome news to residents and visitors alike," Rachel Haot, New York City's chief digital officer, said in a statement.
Wi-Fi in the parks will be maintained through July 2020 as part of the communication companies' 2011 franchise agreement renewals. The complete list of parks with Internet access can be found at nyc.gov/parkswifi.