CIVIQ Smartscapes is proud to announce that free public WiFi is available in the first Links on the streets of New York City. This is another great milestone in the successful rollout of LinkNYC across the city.

Find a Link: Gigabit WiFi is now available at four beta locations – 145 3rd Ave, 165 3rd Ave, 188 3rd Ave, and 203 3rd Ave.

LinkNYC: How to Connect 


The announcement was covered in the news around the world:

Wall Street Journal: The Future of Public Wi-FI: What to Do Before Using Free, Fast Hot Spots
Bloomberg: New York’s Super-Fast Wi-Fi Is Live, and Free
Gizmodo: NYC’s New Public Wifi Is Obscenely Fast
The Verge: New York’s first public Wi-Fi hubs are now live
Engadget: LinkNYC’s free gigabit Wi-Fi is here, and it is glorious
PSFK: NYC’s East Side Gets Connected, Here’s What You Need to Know
Business Insider: We tested out the new free WiFi hotspots in New York City that used to be old pay phones
Curbed: Four of NYC’s New Wi-Fi Kiosks Are Now Live in Gramercy
The Next Web: New York’s free public Wi-Fi offers screaming fast 300Mbps speeds
Tech Times: New York City’s LinkNYC High-Speed Wi-Fi Is Blazing Fast
Christian Science Monitor: New York City’s first free phone-booths-turned-Wi-Fi hubs go live
Consumer Affairs: New York’s public wi-fi network goes live
Travel Pulse: New York Finally Experiences First Flow Of Free Wi-Fi With LinkNYC
SlashGear: LinkNYC free gigabit Wi-Fi starts beta with mind-blowing speeds
Ubergizmo: LinkNYC Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Go Through Beta Testing
Phone Arena: LinkNYC’s blazing fast Wi-Fi kiosks debut for beta testing with download speeds as fast as 280Mbps

International coverage includes:

Indonesia: DNAberita


Free Public Wifi
CIVIQ Smartscapes – Joshua Berglund announcing the first Free WiFi in
New York City as a part of LinkNYC. For more information, visit


About CIVIQ Smartscapes

CIVIQ Smartscapes‘ role in LinkNYC is bringing together the technology and components into a structure that’s tough enough to survive on the streets of New York, whilst still being attractive and appealing. The structures go through rigorous testing to make sure they’re reliable through the harsh conditions of the urban environment and extreme weather.

About LinkNYC

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