Google Fiber is unveiling a free, public WiFi network in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea today at around 10.30 a.m. EST with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is expected to join Ben Fried, Google's CIO.
The network will cover the area between Gansevoort Street and 19th Street from 8th Avenue to the West Side Highway, and will include the Chelsea Triangle, 14th Street Park and Gansevoort Plaza. In addition, Chelsea is also hoping to provide a further boost to the city's "Silicon Alley" by attracting more startups and other tech businesses to the area.
To promote Google Play, Google also teamed up with Boingo for a 4,000-hotspot U.S.-wide service.
Google has also rolled out free WiFi in Mountain View, "as part of our ongoing efforts to reach out to our hometown," the login page reads.