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    Big Apple's insanely fast public Wi-Fi hubs

    This is a discussion on Big Apple's insanely fast public Wi-Fi hubs within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; New York's insanely fast public Wi-Fi hubs are now live - TechSpot The first four public Wi-Fi network hubs recently ...

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      Big Apple's insanely fast public Wi-Fi hubs

      New York's insanely fast public Wi-Fi hubs are now live - TechSpot
      The first four public Wi-Fi network hubs recently went live for use in the Big Apple. The hubs, located on Third Avenue between 15th and 19th Street, are part of a city-wide program to replace decommissioned payphones with speedy wireless connectivity.
      First-hand accounts from those that have tried the service are overwhelmingly positive.
      Bryan Lufkin of Gizmodo put the network to the test using Ookla's popular Speedtest app. The public Wi-Fi network benchmarked at 436.37Mbps down and 360.55Mbps up with a ping time of 6ms. The nearby Starbucks (which also offers free Wi-Fi) managed just 7.59Mbps down and an upload speed of 1.60Mbps (ping was 7ms).
      The Verge also reported upload and download speeds of more than 300Mbps while Engadget hit 280Mbps up / 317Mbps down.
      Users only need to supply an e-mail address to establish a connection. Officials behind the project say addresses are collected for informational purposes only although the service reserves the right to send information about goods or services that may interest users (spam). Once you've logged in at one location, it'll carry over automatically across the entire network.
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      Wonderful, parts of London and our other big cities are lucky to get 100th of that speed.
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      Re: Big Apple's insanely fast public Wi-Fi hubs

      Interesting, saw it on Bloomberg.
      It has a range of 150 feet. So if your very close to one, could jyst be viable for home use.
      During the initial stages it is only available though for Apple Devices that have Hotspot 2.0 technology.

      Know a few people in New York and it can be quite hit and miss like here on what speed you get on your home network.
      Im going to have to ask them to give it a try.



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