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Description:  Residents of West Chelsea inManhattan who were wondering what Google had done for them lately now have their answer: free Wi-Fi service for the whole neighborhood.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Jan 08, 2013

Link: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/08/free-outdoor-wi-fi-comes-to-chelsea/?ref=technology

Questions for Discussions:

  • How will this technological development change consumer use of wi-fi in this neighborhood?
  • How can these regional wi-fi networks be financed in order to provide public access throughout all cities?
  • How will this affect the business models of current Internet service providers?
  • How will this affect cell-phone usage and companies?

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