Lincoln Center to Offer Free Outdoor Wi-Fi Beginning Next Month

Classic Arts News   Lincoln Center to Offer Free Outdoor Wi-Fi Beginning Next Month
Lincoln Center has signed an agreement with Nokia Inc. (in cooperation with Nokia Siemens Networks) to develop and implement free wireless Internet access throughout the arts complex's 6.3 acres of outdoor space.

The network will be launched in June 2007 and is expected to be enjoyed by tens of thousands of New Yorkers and visitors each year.

Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will provide broadband connectivity in all of Lincoln Center's outdoor spaces, including Josie Robertson Plaza, Damrosch Park, and the North Plaza by the reflecting pool. This wi-fi network will enable users to have wireless access to the Internet, free of charge, via laptop computers, mobile telephones, personal digital assistants, and other devices. All wireless devices compatible with the 802.11b/g standard, regardless of manufacturer, will be able to use the Lincoln Center Wi-Fi Network service.

Nokia will become the Official Mobile Equipment Provider of Lincoln Center, Inc.

Lincoln Center, Inc. president Reynold Levy said in a statement, "One of the goals of Lincoln Center's multi-year redevelopment projects is to encourage those who visit our campus to come earlier and linger longer, both before and after performances. We are extremely grateful to Nokia for ensuring that this important 21st-century communications capability will be available to all of those who use the Internet as an integral part of their lives while enjoying the facilities at Lincoln Center."

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