I was recently traveling and I came across an old payphone kiosk at the New Orleans airport. It stood out to me because there were no phones in the kiosk; there was just a row of spaces where phones used to be. In our mobile world, the payphone has had less and less of a role in our daily lives and less so for those in urban areas. So what do we do with those old kiosks? New York City has an idea.
So, is municipal internet like this a good idea? Is it an improvement over older infrastructures that existed in cities like Philadelphia which has since turned off? I see this as a boon for local businesses to leverage smartphone technology, local based applications, and for those of us in the Google ecosystem, faster access to all of their services. Share your thoughts in the comments.