Google To Launch Free Wi-Fi Around Its Manhattan Office
With the release of the news that the Internet giant will be offering free Wi-Fi access to the western portion of the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New Yorkers wish they all lived closer to Google’s office. Google’s Manhattan office is the company’s second-largest office in the world, and acts as the company’s bastion on the East Coast.
The Wi-Fi will be available to the general public to use on their PCs, smartphones, tablets or any other device that could potentially be connected to the internet. The Wi-Fi is primarily for outdoor use but will be extended indoors at a local senior citizen center, and also at a local public housing complex. Google’s employees are expected to be the networks heaviest users so Google’s move of goodwill could very well be interpreted as a selfish move. Providing public Wi-Fi outdoors follows Google’s earlier effort of Wi-Fying a number of subway stations, again only those stations were wired in which were heavily frequented by Google employees. But let’s throw the negative energy out the window for now and remind ourselves that it we’re getting FREE Wi-Fi so there is nothing to whine about. Regardless, of what Google’s intentions are, folks in Chelsea Neighborhood are in for a treat. The area getting free Wi-Fi is precisely:
Efforts to bring free Wi-Fi to the entire New York area have been in the talks but more important issues seem to be occupy the Mayor’s priority list. Bloomberg is more interested in recovering from the damage of Sandy at the moment and making sure that the federal money is used for those who need it most. So Googlers and folks in West Chelsea neighborhood, enjoy your free Wi-Fi. And all you other New Yorkers, pray that either AT&T or Google takes up the big task of spreading the free WiFi throughout the city.