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Plan calls for free Wi-Fi kiosks on city street corners


The fastest Wi-Fi in town is coming to street corners around the city — and it won’t cost a cent to use.

City officials have reached a 12-year deal to install 10,000 kiosks in all five boroughs, they said, which according to one of the private operators involved will constitute the “largest and fastest” free Internet program in the world.

The project, known as LinkNYC, will offer blisteringly-fast speeds — 20 times quicker than the average for home Internet. A two-hour high-definition movie that usually take hours to download could be zapped to a mobile device in a mere 30 seconds.

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