Google, Boingo offer New York free summer Wi-Fi

Jun 25, 2012
New York City
Google and wireless Internet group Boingo said Monday they would offer free Wi-Fi access over the summer months in many parts of New York City, including some busy subway stations.

Google and wireless Internet group Boingo said Monday they would offer free Wi-Fi access over the summer months in many parts of New York City, including some busy subway stations.

"Big Apple visitors and New York straphangers on the go can stay productive, update their status and surf online while avoiding data overage charges and network congestion via Boingo's Wi-Fi networks from June 25 through September 7, 2012," a statement from the two firms said.

Starting Monday, access will be free hotspots at six subway stations and other locations across , under the " Offers" promotion.

Cliff Hopkins, director of marketing at Google Offers, said, "We're excited to bring free Wi-Fi to subway stations and Boingo hotzones in Manhattan. People can surf the Internet, or discover great local deals from Google Offers, while they're waiting at the subway platform or enjoying summer in the Big Apple."

Boingo Wi-Fi is expected to be available in 36 New York subway stations by the end of the year and in more than 270 over the next five years.

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