NYC To Turn Some Of Its 12,000 Phone Booths Into Free Wifi Spots

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Dutch tourist Bas Derksen surfs the internet while at a free Wi-Fi... News PhotoBusiness,Corporate Business,Dutch Culture,Finance,Freedom,Government,Horizontal,Manhattan - New York City,New York City,Politics,Technology,The Internet,Tourist,USA,Wireless TechnologyPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Dutch tourist Bas Derksen surfs the internet while at a free Wi-Fi hotspot on July 11, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City. New York City launched a pilot program Wednesday to provide free public Wi-Fi at public phone booths around the five boroughs. The first ten booths were lit up with Wi-Fi routers attached to the top of existing phone booths, with six booths in Manhattan, two in Brooklyn, and one in Queens. Additional locations, including ones in the Bronx and Staten Island, are to be added soon. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)