Google offers New York City neighborhood free WiFi

Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:27pm IST

(L-R) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Google Chief Information Officer Ben Fried cut computer cables at an announcement of neighborhood WiFi in New York January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

(L-R) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Google Chief Information Officer Ben Fried cut computer cables at an announcement of neighborhood WiFi in New York January 8, 2013.

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REUTERS - Google Inc (GOOG.O) and a New York redevelopment organization are providing a Manhattan neighborhood with free public WiFi Internet access, making it the largest area of coverage in New York City.

The search giant and the non-profit Chelsea Improvement Co are making Internet access available outdoors in Chelsea, which is home to Google's New York offices and several technology start-ups.

The neighborhood is also home to many students, as well as residents of one of the city's public housing developments.

Google does not plan to extend the program, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.

The company also provides free Internet access to the city of Mountain View, California, where its main campus is located.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer helped unveil the initiative.

(Reporting by Jennifer Saba in New York; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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