Newark brings free Wi-Fi kiosks to city streets

LinkNWK activated this week in Newark’s first Link kiosks that are delivering free Wi-Fi and other services at no cost to users.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Aisha Glover, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Intersection, a cities technology and media company, came together to install the kiosks.

Similar to LinkNYC, each Link kiosk offers free mobile device charging, phone calls to anywhere in the U.S., access to municipal services, maps and directions and community content produced in conjunction with local partners.

“These kiosks will enable residents and visitors alike to gain immediate information about Newark, ranging from upcoming cultural events to emergency service response,” said Baraka. “We are the only city in the entire state and the second in the nation to provide these services, and every person who uses one of these kiosks will not only gain the services they need, but learn something more important: Newark is a world-class urban leader.”

Intersection will install 45 LinkNWK kiosks throughout Newark, encompassing areas around Newark Penn Station and the Prudential Center, and along Broad Street, Market Street, Martin Luther King Boulevard and Irvine Turner Boulevard. Link kiosks will also be installed on neighborhood corridors such as Clinton Avenue, Ferry Street, South Orange Avenue and B