CityBridge is the New York City-based consortium that owns, operates and oversees the LinkNYC program, including Link5G, which launched in 2022. CityBridge is a joint venture between Intersection, an out-of-home media and technology company, and ZenFi Networks, a wireless infrastructure provider.
Since its inception in 2014, CityBridge has partnered with NYC to embark on an ambitious, first-of-its-kind plan to create the largest and fastest free public Wi-Fi network in the world. CityBridge's mission is to provide NYC residents and visitors with free and equitable access to connectivity, information, and wireless services across the 5 boroughs.
The LinkNYC program provides the following free services to the public through a network of thousands of kiosks:
Links help New Yorkers stay informed and connected by broadcasting vital information about the news, weather, transit, health, local events, Community Board and Borough updates, NYC Facts, and more.
Links also serve as a resource for NYC’s community-based and cultural institutions. The kiosks feature free advertisements for small and local businesses through the LinkLocal program and city inspired art from local artists as part of the #ArtOnLink initiative. Through partnerships with community based organizations, LinkNYC also provides connectivity and support for Gigabit Centers in each borough (including the one inside Silicon Harlem) that deliver technology training and learning opportunities to help increase digital literacy and bridge the digital divide.
1. Estimated data as of September 2022.