Madrid-based Gowex, which offers free municipal Wi-Fi service in some 80 cities worldwide, launched what it is calling a new social Wi-Fi network in New York City, which the company hopes will lead to more partnerships with mobile and fixed broadband providers.
Sprint agreed to a contract that will enable it to use Transit Wireless' distributed antenna system (DAS), which is being rolled out across the New York City subway system.
IP transit provider Hurricane Electric has established a fifth point of presence in New York City at Telx's 111 8 th Ave. data center. The new PoP will give Telx customers at that location a number of IPv6 and IPv4 connectivity options that reduce latency and router hops across global IP networks.
Telx, an interconnection and data center services provider, has opened up its 20th data center at 32 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave) in New York City, a key Internet hub. With the opening of the new location at NYC3, Telx now has three facilities in New York City and a total of six in the greater New York/New Jersey metro area.
Newly deployed Wi-Fi service in 32 New York City parks via franchise agreements with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision will be maintained for public use through July 2020, according to city officials.
Time Warner Cable and Cablevision said Tuesday that they launched Wi-Fi service in 32 public parks in New York City.
Time Warner Cable expects to roll out up to 10,000 Wi-Fi access points in New York City by year's end, using gear from Cisco and Ruckus Wireless.
New York City's subway system is slowly but surely getting expanded underground wireless coverage via a distributed antenna system (DAS) being deployed by Transit Wireless.
Verizon Communications is teaming with New York City to test a way to more quickly deploy fiber in the city. According to Bloomberg, this pilot program will use a technique called "micro-trenching" that will allow Verizon to carve shallow grooves in the ground to deploy fiber.
With many New York communities still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a coalition on Wednesday asked the state to mandate that telcos and utility companies have a sound plan in place to ensure that their critical systems are protected during storms and other environmental events.