AT&T Beefing Up Public Wi-Fi Access

Paul Lilly

AT&T is expanding its public Wi-Fi access in New York and San Francisco to help ease network congestion in two of the carrier's busiest regions, according to the Associated Press .

The telco will make a formal announcement later today that it will expand its Wi-Fi "hot zones" in New York City's Times Square ahead of the New Year's extravaganza. In addition, AT&T is also targeting zones around Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Chief Technology Officer John Donovan said that existing hot zones have been successful in easing network congestion, and the company will look to add more in the future, including in sports stadiums.

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