LinkNYC – a behind the scenes look with Josh Berglund, CIVIQ Smartscapes
LinkNYC is the result of a public-private partnership between the New York City Mayor’s Office, the NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications and CityBridge. As part of the consortium CityBridge, CIVIQ Smartscapes designed and manufactured terminals to replace outdated telephone booths. These new elements of urban tech amenities will give users unprecedented access to free 24/7 public Wi-Fi, free phone calls anywhere in the U.S., free mobile charging stations and more, while at the same time generating more than $500 million in revenue for the city over the first 12 years. The LinkNYC project has already won recognition as one of the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2015 “Bright Ideas,” conferred by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. For more information, visit www.link.nyc.