Announced at a press event the company held in New York City earlier this week, BusinessWeek reports that Google has offered to provide completely free wireless to those in parts of New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.
The network marks the biggest outdoor wireless access setup in the region, with the network itself requiring no password when residents attempt to connect. U.S. Senator, Charles Schumer, and New York City’s Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, were also said to be in attendance at the small event.
“New York is determined to become the world’s leading digital city, and universal access to high-speed Internet is one of the core building blocks of that vision,” Bloomberg said at the Manhattan news conference. “Free Wi-Fi across this part of Chelsea takes us another step closer to that goal.”