CIVIC CENTER — Free Wi-Fi is expanding to more sites across the city as part of a program the city launched on Monday.
Ten commercial hubs will become wireless Internet hotspots through the more than $4 million project, which will launch by December 2013. The new Wi-Fi sites include Cadman Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn, the East River waterfront in Lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Flatiron Building.
“If New York City is going remain competitive in the global economy, we must find ways to support the entrepreneurs who are driving technological advances and creating jobs,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement announcing the plans.
“With these new initiatives, we are making targeted investments to improve our city’s wireless infrastructure and expand Internet access.”
Other new hubs, sponsored by GOWEX, a firm that specializes in bringing free public Wi-Fi to cities, will include parts of Brownsville in Brooklyn and Long Island City in Queens, along with Harlem and the South Bronx.