Google To Provide Free WiFi To Chelsea
will announce a project to deliver free WiFi to much of Chelsea, the Manhattan neighborhood that is home to the company's massive New York City headquarters.
The Mountain View, California-based company has been working with New York to foster a technology hotbed in the city. Last year it agreed to donate office space to Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology for an engineering school while the institutions build a permanent home on Roosevelt Island. The new network, which will deliver Internet access over Wi-Fi, is part of an effort to cultivate Silicon Alley, a concentration of startups in Manhattan. Wi-Fi will be available to thousands of New Yorkers between Gansevoort Street and 19th Street from 8th Avenue to the West Side Highway, according to the statement.