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New York City Finally Begins Converting Payphones to WiFi Hubs

New York City has finally started the process of converting 7500 pay phone locations into WiFi hotspots WITH free calling functionality. The new hubs will offer free gigabit WiFi for anyone within a 150-foot radius. Furthermore the hubs will include USB device charging ports, touchscreen web browsing, and two 55-inch advertising displays.

The first hub is going up right now outside of Starbucks (because where else) on 15th Street and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan. 500 additional hubs are scheduled to be up and operational by mid-July 2016.

Here are some in-process shots courtesy of The Verge.

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