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Pay phones could get new lives as Wi-Fi hotspots

The public pay phone, seen by many as a place for graffiti and vandalism (and maybe Superman's changing room) but hardly a modern day need, may get new life as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Verizon blames Hurricane Sandy, other issues for not completing NYC FiOS build out on time

Verizon may see New York City as one of its key growth markets for FiOS, but it looks like it won't meet its June 30, 2014 deadline to fulfill its promise of building out its fiber to the premises (FTTP) network throughout the entire city.

Time Warner Cable boosts broadband speeds in Los Angeles, NYC

Time Warner Cable announced plans to launch 300 Mbps service to customers in several New York City and Los Angeles communities where it has completed network upgrades.

Google Fiber looks for NYC-based sales manager

Google Fiber may have not named New York City on its recent list of  planned 34 cities  where it could build out its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service, but its employment page revealed it is looking to hire sales support staff in the city, reports  Geek.com.

Verizon claims NYC landlords are stunting FiOS rollouts

Verizon may see New York City as one of its key existing FiOS growth markets, but it claims that building owners are not letting the telco's crews install the service, reports  The New York World.

Axell DAS supports first responders at World Trade Center complex

The newly constructed World Trade Center complex in New York City also has a new distributed antenna system (DAS)  that was installed by Axell Wireless to support a bevy of public-safety users. More than five miles of high-capacity optical fiber was laid to create what is the largest U.S. public-safety DAS, Axell said.

Aereo says capacity problem has halted new orders in New York City

Aereo said that it has stopped taking orders from new customers for its $8 monthly service in New York after it reached full capacity.

Gowex's We2 Wi-Fi ad platform attracts 500 New York merchants

Gowex, in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corp., yesterday officially launched We2, which the company first announced in October. The We2 Social Wi-Fi network initially includes more than 500 New York merchants.

New York City rolling out nation's largest free, public Wi-Fi network

The Big Apple has big plans for public Wi-Fi as it rolls out a network that will cover 95 city blocks in Harlem and provide coverage to 80,000 residents as well as businesses and visitors to the area.

Gowex's shared Wi-Fi hotspot model employs social networking, advertising

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.