Verizon installs free Wi-Fi kiosks in New Rochelle, New York
New Rochelle, New York, has become the first city in the country to have Verizon's Digital Kiosks, according to The Journal News. The kiosks will offer free internet access, allow charging of mobile devices, and provide weather and city navigation information. Users can place a phone call or get information on places to shop, eat and find public transportation. There's also an emergency 911 call button.
Workers are already installing five kiosks, with 24 planned around the city. Kiosks have been installed near Montefiore Medical Center, city hall, the bus terminal on North Avenue and The Boulevard, and around Pop's Espresso on Huguenot Street.
LQD Wifi, which was bought in 2016 by Verizon, designed the kiosks. LQD Wifi will operate, maintain and fund the installations.
Luiz Aragon, development commissioner for New Rochelle, said the city gets free advertising on the kiosks' advertising panels while Verizon receives revenue from paid ads. New Rochelle’s Twitter stream is displayed on the touchscreen.
Companies: Verizon Wireless