LinkNYC: The Ultimate Sin Hub in your Neighborhood

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Once upon a time you had to travel to Las Vegas to live the Sin City Experience but why bother when new York can bring it right to your neighborhood. The idea behind LinkNYC is fantastic – free internet access at insane speeds for all to use for free.

The trouble is, the users are still watching porn, smoking weed and since this blog is rated PG-13, I can’t go into the other sins taking place in the 150 feet or so where you can get absolutely blazing fast WiFi.

That’s even after the screens were removed.

On the plus side, the upload speed is actually faster than the download – in this recent speed test taken by a fan of the technology and sent to me. 193 Mbps up and 153 Mbps down!

The city hopes the idea will generate more than $500,000,000 which is probably why we won’t see the kiosks going away any time soon… In fact, we can expect 4,550 of them by 2019.

We know the Muni-WiFi market crashed and burned once before – we’ll see if this time things will be different.

Finally, I have never done a ping test where the response time was 7 ms. This is a very good number. And on a phone no less.

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