Free Wi-Fi access is one of the best ways for VoIP users to stay in touch, allowing them to bypass their oft-limited carrier minutes in favor of usually-unlimited VoIP calling. Users in New York City will be especially pleased to know that Google, the city of New York, and local non-profit organization Chelsea Improvement Project have come together to provide free Wi-Fi access to residents and tourists who visit the Chelsea area, according to a report from The Verge.
“Google is proud to provide free WiFi in the neighborhood we have called home for over 6 years,” says Google Chief Information Officer Ben Fried. “This network will not only be a resource for the 2000+ residents of the Fulton Houses, it will also serve the 5,000+ student population of Chelsea as well as the hundreds of workers, retail customers and tourists who visit our neighborhood every day.”
The Chelsea area in lower Manhattan is the location of Google’s NYC offices, Apple store, a number of schools, and many low-income housing projects, whose residents will undoubtedly benefit from the free internet access, which is now available. Due to the aging buildings in the area, residents will likely have difficulty connecting indoors, so connecting outdoors will provide a much better and more consistent experience.