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Re: Verizon Pulling Plug on Free NYC Wi-Fi

Philip R. Mann (
Mon, 02 May 2005 19:46:32 EDT

On Sun, 01 May 2005 22:06:59 GMT, Michael D. Sullivan wrote:

>> Anyone know what the reasoning was on this?


> It's pretty clear from the story. They are introducing EV-DO 3G data
> service on the Verizon Wireless network, and operating a free outdoor
> wi-fi network that doesn't produce any revenue isn't exactly going to
> be good for business on their new pay-to-use data network.

Two different concepts. Verizon WiFi was useable only by Verizon DSL
customers; it had nothing to do with VZW.

Also, it was available only in NYC (primarily Manhattan) AFAIK.

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