August 18, 2017
- Mechanics are in New York began with the installation of the first Wi-pillars. In the city of the future be replaced by 7500 telephone LinkNYC access points.
Each pillar offers wifi with a range of about 45 meters. Also, the column USB connectors that equipment can be recharged, a touchscreen for browsing, and two advertising displays. The municipality hopes that the sale of advertising space over the next 12 years more than 455 million euros to win, you know The Verge.
LinkNYC The project evolved from a design competition that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote. In recent months, there was a lot of criticism of the project. As reported New York Daily News in suburbs in Brooklyn and The Bronx internet speed of the pillars would be ten times as slow as in Manhattan. And installed in a number of test setups were bluetooth, which may passersby can be tracked and unsolicited advertising can be sent to their smartphone. This system was removed after it was announced.