The mayor’s office announced a big free public wi-fi initiative today, which is good for everyone–you’ll be able to hook up for free in new areas across the five boroughs–but especially for residents of low- and middle-income areas, which often get shortchanged on other city programs (ahem, Citi Bike). The program, funded mostly with private sector money, will bring glorious free internet to Brownsville, areas surrounding the Bronx’s Fordham Road, St. George in Staten Island, NYCHA housing in Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, the Flatiron District, Long Island City, and a host of other neighborhoods. It’s expected to go into effect December.

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