BigBelly Has Plan to Deploy Waste-Receptacle Wi-Fi Access Points in NYC

An early trial showed that the BigBelly WAPs can provide 50 Mbps to 75 Mbps of throughput
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NEW YORK�Last year the Alliance for Downtown New Yorkinstalled 16 of Massachusetts-basedBigBelly�s trash and recycling bins equipped with solar panels. Now the company is looking for grant funding from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio�s office to expand the offering with a plan to deploy similar receptacles with Wi-Fi access points�in neighborhoods now underserved by Wi-Fi access.

An early trial, begun in downtown Manhattan late last year, showed that the BigBelly WAPs can provide 50 Mbps to 75 Mbps of throughput, reportsrcrwireless.com.

Aspreviously reported in DRU, De Blasio�s office is pushing the LinkNYC project, aiming to replace some 10,000 antiquated phone booths with �Links� that offer super-high-speed public Wi-Fi, free phone calls anywhere in the country, a touchscreen interface to access city services, and charging for mobile devices, all financially supported by digital ad displays.

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