San Francisco installs its own free Wi-Fi internet in its busiest area

New York’s city government may be planning to install free public Wi-Fi to lure entrepreneurs and startups, but San Francisco is trying to beat it to the punch. The Californian city’s mayor, Edwin Lee, has announced the installation of free Wi-Fi along San Francisco’s Market Street, “the busiest and most economically diverse corridor” in the city. The quarter-million people who walk through the area daily now have access to a connection named “_San_Francisco_Free_WiFi,” which reportedly offers upload and download speeds of up to 50 Mbps to all.

Ars Technica reports the Market Street area was originally set to receive free Wi-Fi internet from AT&T after the city reached reaching a tentative agreement with the cable provider in…

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