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Google offers free Wi-Fi in New York`s Chelsea area

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 17:48

London: Internet search giant Google has announced that it will offer a free wireless internet network in the Chelsea area of New York.

Google announced the plans with Charles Schumer, the New York Senator, the Senator`s office said in a statement.

According to the paper, the firm is reportedly part of Google`s attempt to foster a technology community in `Silicon Alley`, the New York rival to California`s Silicon Valley.

The free WiFi would cover part of New York`s Chelsea neighbourhood, the area that includes Google New York headquarters, the paper said.

The move is another step in Google`s experiments with network provision.

It hosts a WiFi network around its California base in Mountain View and has been working on a fibre broadband project in Kansas City.


First Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 10:32
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