According to the Daily News, Harlem will be the next NYC neighborhood to get free public Wi-Fi. Inspired by the Google Wi-Fi zone in Chelsea, former Goldman Sachs guy Glenn Fuhrman is donating $2 million to pay for the system, which would provide wireless internet to the area bounded by 110th Street, 138th Street, Madison Avenue, and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. 80,000 people including 13,000 public housing residents live in the area. The first segment, from 110 to 120th, should be running in a matter of weeks.
“t’s pretty exciting,” Fuhrman said. “I’ve never done anything before where the mayor came to say thank you in person.”
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