Soon, Philadelphians will be able to have free wi-fi, able to make phone calls and charge their devices for free from LinkPHL.
LinkPHL kiosks, provided by Intersection, a smart cities technology and media company, will be installed throughout Center City, University City, and other locations across Philadelphia.
“LinkPHL will be an investment in Philadelphia’s future, creating 21st century infrastructure in the heart of the City,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “But more importantly, the kiosks will provide the sort of modern services that our residents and visitors need as they work and play in the City — at no cost to taxpayers.”
LinkPHL offers device charging from two integrated USB quickcharge ports, free phone calls across the United States, direct 911 emergency calling, a touchscreen tablet for access to city services, information on city events, art and culture, in addition to high-speed, secure access to Wi-Fi that is 100x faster than average public Wi-Fi and LTE on mobile devices.
The Links are at no cost to the city, as they are supported completely through advertising, according to officials and has been tested in New York City and the UK.