Wi-Fi in NYC (City Council Briefing, May 5 2005)

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Wi-Fi in NYC (City Council Briefing, May 5 2005)

  1. 1. Wi-Fi in NYC Dana Spiegel Executive Director, NYCwireless dana@nycwireless.net 1
  2. 2. NYCwireless • Non-profit founded in Summer 2001 • Partnerships with BIDs to provide free, public Internet access to citizens • Tompkins Square Park, Bryant Park, Union Square Park, City Hall Park, South Street Seaport and others • Over 100 additional hotspots provided by local residents 2
  3. 3. Wireless Options in NYC • Wi-Fi in Parks, Coffee Shops • 5-25 mbps, 300 feet, free or $30 • (Pre-)WiMAX (TowerStream) • 1-5 mbps, 1 mile range, $350 • Cellular Data (Verizon, etc.) • 500 kbps, ubiquitous, $80 3
  4. 4. Cost of Broadband Mesh Wi-Fi 1 mbps $20 $20/mb Cable/DSL 3 mbps $50 $17/mb Cellular 500 kbps $80 $160/mb WiMAX 1.5 mbps $350 $233/mb T1 1.5 mbps $500 $333/mb France 15 mbps $38 $2.50/mb Japan 26 mbps $22 80¢/mb 4
  5. 5. Wireless Technologies • Wi-Fi is the last mile • Uplink provided by WiMAX or Wi-Fi Mesh, can plug into City’s fiber optic network • In-building repeaters for homes, apartments, and small businesses • Wi-Fi is already ubiquitous in offices and on laptops 5
  6. 6. Urban Wireless • Free Wi-Fi in public space is an amenity • Affordable service for low income families • City and Community Services • Cultural Events and Support for Small Businesses 6
  7. 7. Community Access • Nonprofit organization providing transitional housing • 3 Buildings — East Village, Brooklyn, Bronx • Volunteers installed network 7
  8. 8. New York Live 8
  9. 9. Spectropolis 9
  10. 10. More Reading www.muniwireless.com www.nycwireless.net www.wirelesscommunity.info 10

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