Ad-Supported Wi-Fi Coming to NYC Parks?

AnchorFree is in talks to have its advertising service help support free Wi-Fi in some New York City parks.

Mark Smith, AnchorFree chief operating officer, says the company is testing its ad-supported service and network for WiFi Salon.

Marshall Brown, chief executive of WiFi Salon, says it’s premature to discuss plans because a deal hasn’t been signed.

WiFi Salon, which has a concession from the the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, runs 17 hot spots in city parks, including Union Square, Washington Square, and Central parks. In 2006, WiFi Salon and Nokia started working together to provide the service.

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