Levy insists LI's free Wi-Fi plan is still online

Last year both counties announced a plan to provide all of Long Island with free wireless Internet access, but with no connection a year later, many say it?s never going to happen. Two pilot programs

News 12 Staff

Mar 22, 2008, 1:48 AM

Updated 5,969 days ago

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Last year both counties announced a plan to provide all of Long Island with free wireless Internet access, but with no connection a year later, many say it?s never going to happen.
Two pilot programs were expected to start by the end of 2007, but didn?t. However, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy insists things are moving forward.
?Rumors of the death of Wi-Fi in Suffolk and Nassau are both exaggerated and premature,? Levy told News 12 Long Island.
Levy and E-Path, the company in charge of setting up the system, say progress is taking longer than expected because of the scope of the project. Levy and Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi have to sign deals with every town to get transmitters put up.
Critics say free Wi-Fi will never come to Long Island because there's no money in it for E-Path.
Levy says a pilot program in Suffolk should be up and running by the summer. In Nassau, they're hoping to bring Wi-Fi to Eisenhower Park by the end of the summer.
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