Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Google brings free Wi-Fi to Chelsea

May we see your ID card? Very good and here's your password.

Google, who is locally HQ'd in Chelsea, is offering up some of that "goes down easy" read FREE high speed Wi-Fi to Chelsea dwellers. Jordan Newman, a Google spokesman, told Mashable that the new Wi-Fi network is Google's way of "giving back to the community that we've been in for the past six years or so."

Yes we know those first five were touch-and-go, the wolf is at the door, lean start up years on the westsiiiiide. We kid because we love and this here blog is supported by Google. But just where are the boundaries of this "sorry we don't deliver there" internet electronic dog fence?

The network runs between Gansevoort St. and 19 St. from 8th Ave to the West Side Highway and in area public spaces, including the Chelsea Triangle, 14th Street Park and Gansevoort Plaza.

The secured network will also be used by businesses, residents and students in the area, and it will cover the outdoor areas of the Fulton Houses, a housing project owned by the New York City Housing Authority.

Does this mean Google is getting ready to start bringing their Google Fiber (Sounds like a 50's horror monster -- "Look out maw, it's the dad-gummed Google Fiber!") broadband service to the free people of NYC? Well the answer friends is a click on that above link away. It may surprise you.

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