Long Island City’s getting free Wi-Fi service, as part of a major Wi-Fi expansion in ten business corridors across all five boroughs. Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the announcement today in Downtown Brooklyn, one of the selected access areas. As for Long Island City, the Wi-Fi area will be bordered by Queens Plaza, Jackson Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard. According to the New York Post, the ten hubs, which cost $3,400,000 in private and $900,000 in public funds, will launch this December and stay put for at least three years. The Long Island City Partnership will be the local entity rolling out the program, and they’ll host an informational event in the next couple of weeks.
Photo via the Mayor’s Office