What would it take to bring this to DC?
The next time you get mugged in Central Park, you’ll be able to tell the world about it in real time.
That’s because AT&T is launching 26 new Wi-Fi hot spots in 20 different parks in New York’s five boroughs, including the Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, Astoria Park in Queens and, yes, Central Park in Manhattan. AT&T says that the hot spots are free to use for AT&T customers and non-customers alike. The company is also doing this work without any charge to New York taxpayers, as it says that “this is an investment and service we’re proud to make in New York City.”
AT&T is already offering the hot spots in certain areas of Battery Park, Joyce Kilmer Park and Thomas Jefferson Park, with the rest of the hot spots to be launched periodically throughout the summer. The only thing you need to connect to the hot spots is a Wi-Fi-capable device, AT&T says.