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LinkNYC teams up with Silicon Harlem to celebrate Black History Month

Cyril Josh Barker | 2/16/2017, 10:56 a.m.
LinkNYC is collaborating with Silicon Harlem to celebrate the contributions of legendary African-Americans on Link kiosks across New York City ...
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LinkNYC is collaborating with Silicon Harlem to celebrate the contributions of legendary African-Americans on Link kiosks across New York City during Black History Month.

Portraits of African-American heroes, curated by Silicon Harlem and the LinkNYC team, are being displayed on each Link kiosk’s 55-inch side-panel display throughout the month of February. The celebration launched with images of Sojourner Truth and W.E.B. Du Bois.

“For many people, the free high-speed internet access that LinkNYC provides is a lifeline,” said Clayton Banks, co-founder and CEO of Silicon Harlem. “There are already more than 100 Link kiosks in Harlem, and we are excited to partner with LinkNYC to build community pride for Black History Month in our neighborhood and across the five boroughs.”

LinkNYC is the new communications network replacing the city’s payphones to build the world’s fastest, largest free public Wi-Fi network. Each Link provides New Yorkers with free, fast Wi-Fi, free domestic calling, two USB charging ports and direct access to 911 and 311.

Last month, LinkNYC added its millionth Wi-Fi user less than a year after publicly launching on the streets of New York City. As of Jan. 4, more than 1,040,000 people have signed up to use its gigabit Wi-Fi service, with approximately 40,000 people joining the network for the first time each week.