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Free WiFi in city parks & converted payphones

Extend free WiFi to city parks and repurpose all payphone kiosks with WiFi capability. Converting unused payphone kiosks into free wireless hotspots will enable any user within a 100 to 200 foot radius to access internet on their phones, laptops, tablets and other WiFi devices, without needing to share any personal information. Boston introduced this program in trial form with plans to provide wireless access at 16 existing pay phone sites downtown. Kiosks, called "Links," will provide New Yorkers with a Wi-Fi network with a 150-foot radius, free domestic calling, two USB charging ports, a tablet for accessing the internet. As many as 10,000 links will be installed across the city.

We need to expand this initiative to all cities, especially low-income neighborhoods where fewer residents can afford their own Internet service. By providing ads on the booths, advertisers will absorb the cost of the initiative with little to no additional cost to the city or the public.

Source: 2016 Pennsylvania House campaign website DwightEvans.com , Nov 8, 2016

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