New York City to replace payphones with Wi-Fi hotspots

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    New York City will begin this month replacing thousands of payphones with free Wi-Fi hot spots. It's expected to have 500 hot spots installed by July, and about 7,500 units will be replaced.
    The project called LinkNYC, is being run by CityBridge, a joint venture between three tech companies: Qualcomm Inc., CIVIQ Smartscapes and Intersection, backed by Google parent company Alphabet Inc. CityBridge is investing more than $200 million in the project.
    Its Wi-Fi will deliver broadband speeds of 1,000 megabits a second, about 100 times typical speeds provided by wireless carriers.

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