NYC uses 'moonshot' challenge to accelerate 5G wireless in the city

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  • Three finalists have been announced for the NYCx Governors Island Connectivity Challenge, a "moonshot" challenge to bring 5G wireless and improve Wi-Fi in New York.
  • New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño, Jr. said in the release. "This Moonshot Challenge is helping us engage the right experts to accelerate connectivity, establish fair opportunity for everyone to participate in today's world, and make tech work for people."
  • If successful, the NYCx Governors Island Connectivity Challenge could help bring Wi-Fi to more citizens, and speed business use cases for 5G.

Three finalists have been announced in a New York City "moonshot" challenge to speed the adoption of 5G and improve high-speed wireless access in the area, the Mayor's Office of the CTO announced Wednesday.

The three finalists will test out their proposals for low-cost Wi-Fi solutions and how to best bring 5G cellular connectivity to Governors Island, according to a press release. The three finalists are Neutral Connect Networks LLC, Fiberless Networks, and Edge Fibernet.

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