New York City

New York CityNew York City is increasingly playing host to a number of successful startups, and Mayor Bloomberg wants to keep it that way. The city announced on Monday a plan to bring free Wi-Fi connectivity to neighborhoods across the five boroughs. These networks, set to launch in December, will be open to the public and have strategically been placed in booming commercial districts. In Brooklyn, Wi-Fi will be available in the Fulton Street corridor, BAM Cultural District, Brownsville, and “downtown Brooklyn.” In Manhattan, free connectivity will reach the Flatiron District — home to local success stories like Tumblr and Spotify’s US headquarters. Wi-Fi also extends to areas in lower Manhattan, Harlem, Queens, and the Bronx. “If New York City is going remain competitive in the global economy, we must find ways to support the entrepreneurs who are driving technological advances and creating jobs,” said Mayor Bloomberg.

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