NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and the five borough presidents want to make sure that a plan to turn outmoded pay phones into Wi-Fi hot spots benefits the entire city.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last month that a consortium called CityBridge has been chosen to install the Wi-Fi system.READ MORE: Lacey Township Residents Eager To Catch Another Glimpse Of Wandering Peacock
Up to 10,000 column-like devices will be placed in all five boroughs if the plan is approved by the city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee.
Stringer and the borough presidents all sit on the franchise committee. They said Wednesday they want to make sure the contract provides for equal Wi-Fi speed throughout all five boroughs.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: New York Sports And Entertainment Venues Welcome Back Fans At Full Capacity
The franchise committee will hold a hearing on Monday to discuss the deal to create the Wi-Fi system called LinkNYC.
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