Mayor Eric Adams welcomes Bronx Gigabit Center for high-speed Wi-Fi

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Mayor Eric Adams welcomed a new high-tech facility to the Bronx on Saturday that will provide the public with serious high-speed internet service among other technological innovations.

“This is such an important initiative,” Adams said, speaking at the new Bronx Gigabit Center on Grand Concourse and 168e Street.

The site will provide free public Wi-Fi through the LinkNYC network, as well as digital literacy training, free access to laptops and workstations, and other services.

A similar site launched in Harlem this year, with plans to open more in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

“This program here today personifies what we believe we should do: connect via WiFi internet. [It’s] is no longer a luxury” and just as important as “heating, hot water and electricity”, declared the mayor.

Not all attendees praised the high-speed service.

A homeless woman has been repeatedly asked to leave after heckling the mayor about poor conditions at a nearby shelter she lives in.

“Help us, I live here, you run WiFi, but what about our houses?” said the woman, who got no answer to the question.

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