Hey, New York, can we get your Wi-Fi password?
The city has plans to build the world's largest free Wi-Fi network, so now you can watch Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" music video (what?) in all its glory, anytime, anywhere (and it'll load quickly!!).
According to the New York Times, Mayor de Blasio is taking the first measures in his plan to provide universal Wi-Fi access, by commissioning the CityBridge consortium (including Qualcomm and Titan) for a project called LinkNYC, which will begin next year. LinkNYC will create thousands of WiFi hotspots across the city, in the form of digital kiosks. The project is a major component of the Mayor's focus on inequality, as it seeks to give low-income residents the opportunity to use the Internet, without the cost. "It’s going to help us close the digital divide," Maya Wiley, the Mayor's counsel, said at City Hall on Monday. Ms. Wiley also said, quite accurately: "In my legal opinion... this is the coolest thing ever."