UPDATE: Suspect Accused Of Smashing 42 LinkNYC Wi-Fi Kiosks In Manhattan ArrestedAuthorities say 41-year-old Juan Rodriguez has been charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief.
Vandal Smashes 30 LinkNYC Screens At Wi-Fi Kiosks Across CityPolice said 30 kiosks have been vandalized since last week. Most of the damage was in the West Village and Chelsea.
Newark Installs Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Throughout CityNew York City has similar stations, which last week CBS2 reported have turned into hangouts for the homeless.
Mayor: Homeless Campers Around Wi-Fi Hubs Among ‘Problems From The Beginning’Officials promise to step up monitoring on LinkNYC kiosks to cut down on station loitering.
LinkNYC Charging Kiosks Become Magnets For HomelessMore than 1,700 kiosks across the city offer free Wi-Fi calls and USB ports to charge devices. But it turns out those ports are causing concern for some New Yorkers.
Web Browsing Removed From LinkNYC Kiosks Amid ConcernsLinkNYC kiosks throughout the city will no longer have access to internet browsing.
Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Prompt Concerns Of Potential Misuse By Homeless New YorkersPayphones are being replaced with high-tech kiosks that offer internet access and smartphone charging, but some fear they're becoming hotspots for the homeless.
NYCLU Head Concerned About Free Wi-Fi PrivacyThe head of the New York Civil Liberties Union is expressing concerns about the privacy of people using free Wi-Fi throughout the city.
NYC's Digital Divide Narrowing With Free WiFi Kiosk PlanThe digital divide in New York City is narrowing.
Officials: LinkNYC Wi-Fi Plan Must Benefit All Of CityNew 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.
New LinkNYC Plan Would Replace Pay Phones With Citywide Wi-FiPay phones on New York City streets would be done away with, under a plan that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.