Some NYC Parks to Lose Free Wi-Fi

Central Park and Prospect Park to lose free internet hook ups

Some New York City parks no longer have free wireless Internet access after a contractor that installed and managed the networking equipment ran out of money.

Wi-Fi Salon is removing wireless equipment from seven spots in Central Park and two spots in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Several smaller parks in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx will also lose service. Other parks will continue to have wireless Internet through alternate arrangements.

Wi-Fi Salon Founder Marshall W. Brown told the New York Times that he was unable to sustain costs after being unable to find corporate sponsorship.

The city Parks Department said it would soon announce new plans to expand access to broadband Internet technology.

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