Mayor Eric Adams on Saturday welcomed a new high-tech facility in the Bronx that will offer the public serious high-speed Internet service, among other technological innovations.
“This is such an important initiative,” Adams said at the new Bronx Gigabit Center at Grand Concourse and 168th Street.
The site offers free public Wi-Fi access through the LinkNYC network, along with digital skills training, free access to laptops and workstations, and other services.
A similar site opened in Harlem this year, and there are plans to open more in Brooklyn and Staten Island.
“This program here today embodies what we believe we need to do: connect via WiFi Internet. [It’s] no longer a luxury” and just as important as “heating, hot water and electricity”, according to the mayor.
Not all participants praised the fast service.
A local resident has been repeatedly asked to leave the house after harassing the mayor about a nearby homeless shelter, which she opposes.
“Help us, I live right here, you’re introducing WiFi, but what about our houses?” said the woman, who didn’t get an answer to the question.
https://nypost.com/2022/06/11/mayor-eric-adams-welcomes-bronx-gigabit-center-for-high-speed-wi-fi/ Mayor Eric Adams welcomes the Bronx Gigabit Center for high-speed WiFi