In November 2014, the city of New York announced a major project that sought to place the lead in innovation as a city connected this through installing public with free WiFi modules that come to replace phone booths. The project finally opened in late 2015 and today it is announced that this idea will come during 2017 to the streets of London.
Despite the problems caused by the improper use of the modules, thanks to vagrants and free access to any site, even porn, the LinkNYC project has yielded very good results, helping citizens and tourists to have a useful tool that offers between other benefits one free internet access up to 1 Gbps.
LinkUK, modernization London
Derived from the experience in New York, Londoners modules will be known as LinkUK and have the same features except for web browsing, so the tablet with Android will only view maps, services and of course make free calls and which will also feature USB ports for charging devices and two side screens to display advertising.
Behind the project is no investment of Google and in the case of UK BT operator will be responsible for providing data connections in order to have signal free WiFi, which promise it will be up to 1 Gbps and will support up to 50 users online simultaneously.
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Primesight advertising company will be responsible for managing ads in the modules, as this money will serve to enliven the rest of the facilities and maintenance. The idea is to start with 100 modules in London during 2017, up to 750 modules by the end of 2018. The initial contract includes a total of 17,500 modules that will be installed throughout the United States by the end of 2019.
Note that these modules will come to replace many of the famous red booths, which have stopped serving as phones and many of them are used for other purposes, but beware, not all cabins will be replaced, since those who have grade II certificate that designates as ‘protected building’ will remain on the streets as part of English heritage. More on http://rewardprice.com/.