Over 7500 gigabit wi-fi hubs to replace phone booths in NYC

New York, Dec.30 (ANI): Traditional pre-existing phone booths in New York will soon make way for over 7500 gigabit Wi-Fi public hubs.

The LinkNYC project was first announced in November 2014. Plans are afoot to install about 500 upgraded gigabit Wi-Fi access points by mid-July 2016, reports The Verge.

Once completed, these hubs will also include USB device charging ports, touchscreen web browsing, and two 55-inch advertising displays.

LinkNYC anticipates one or two weeks of testing before New Yorkers will be able to use the hubs to get online. The city administration estimates that ads served by the new hubs will generate revenue of over USD 500 million over the next 12 years. (ANI)

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