Payphones of the Future

The first Links have been installed in New York City.  The city of New York expects to have 500 more units installed by July.  About 7,500 wireless hotspots will be installed throughout the city to replace all the payphones eventually.  These 9.5-foot tall kiosks are equipped with free Gigabit Wifi which will be available to all five boroughs.

Here’s some of the coverage for the highly anticipated LinkNYC project:

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.

View some of the photos from the installation below.

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