AT&T Kicks Off Summer by Expanding Free Wi-Fi in the Parks
NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 -- Visitors to New York City’s popular High Line can now stay connected with free AT&T* Wi-Fi service between 14th and 16th Streets. The elevated park on the west side of Manhattan becomes the twenty-first New York City park to offer free connections as part of AT&T’s Wi-Fi in the Parks initiative. Launched three years ago, Wi-Fi in the Parks allows all smartphone and tablet users regardless of carrier to connect to the AT&T Wi-Fi network. Park visitors averaged 10,000 connections per day in 2013 and have made 9.5 million connections since the initiative began.
“AT&T is always looking for innovative ways to keep New Yorkers connected and we are excited that visitors to one of the City’s most popular parks destinations will now be able to take advantage of this service,” said Marissa Shorenstein, AT&T’s New York State President. “The popularity of Wi-Fi in the Parks has exceeded our expectations and we will continue to look for new opportunities to meet the demands of our customers and all New Yorkers.”
“We want everyone who comes to the High Line to have an experience that is meaningful,” said Joshua David, Co-founder and President of Friends of the High Line. “By adding this new Wi-Fi service to our wide range of programs and amenities, we have one more way of ensuring that our visitors get a fresh perspective on New York City when they come to the High Line.”
In addition to the High Line, park lovers can find free AT&T Wi-Fi at the following locations throughout the city:
- Battery Park
- Central Park (multiple locations)
- Foley Square
- High Line
- Holcombe Rucker Park
- Marcus Garvey Park
- Thomas Jefferson Park
- Tompkins Square Park
- Brooklyn Bridge Park Piers 1, 5 and 6
- Fort Greene Park
- Herbert Von King Park
- McCarren Park Field House
- Prospect Park Picnic House
- Astoria Park
- Queens Zoo
- MacDonald Park
- Clove Lakes Park
- FDR Boardwalk
- Devoe Park
- Hunts Point Riverside Park
- Joyce Kilmer Park
AT&T operates an extensive Wi-Fi network**, including more than 34,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots and provides access to more than 1 million Hot Spots globally through roaming agreements. Visitors can automatically connect and easily switch between AT&T Wi-Fi and wireless networks. Wi-Fi use doesn’t count toward customers’ smartphone data plans.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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