On December 10th, Mayor Bloomberg announced the launch of Harlem Free WiFi — the largest continuous free outdoor public WiFi network in the country. By the time of its completion in the spring of 2014, the network will cover 95 blocks, from 110th to 138th Streets between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Madison Avenue, helping bridge the digital divide for nearly 80,000 Harlem residents, including 13,000 public housing residents.
In today’s competitive world, connectivity is crucial. This network will be an invaluable resource for the whole community, spurring technology education, innovation and economic opportunity throughout the Zone. Watch the press conference above and read the press release here.