AT&T Announces Launch Of Free Wi-Fi Service In City Parks

The Queens Gazette reported on AT&T's expansion of free access to their Wi-Fi service in several new parks in New York, including Astoria Park. Senator Gianaris is thrilled that many Western Queens resident will be able to have such access from Astoria Park, as we continue to stay connected in this digital age.

AT&T announced on October 11 the launch of free AT&T Wi-Fi service at an additional five city park locations in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. The launch is part of a five-year digital initiative with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the city of New York to provide free Wi-Fi at 26 locations in 20 city parks across the five boroughs. In addition to Battery Park (Battery Bosque and Ferry Landing), Rumsey Playfield, areas of Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem and Joyce Kilmer Park in The Bronx, New Yorkers can now access AT&T Wi-Fi free of charge in Astoria Park, Herbert Von King Park and McCarren Park Field House in Brooklyn, Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan, Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island.

“We must continue to make it easier for New Yorkers to live their lives in a rapidly-changing world, and the expansion of Wi-Fi service to our public spaces is a great way to do just that,” state Senator Michael Gianaris said. “I am thrilled that Western Queens residents are among the first to receive this service and look forward to its expansion throughout our city in coming months.”

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