LinkNYC to Receive $20 Million State-of-the-Art Upgrade

NEW YORK, NY— Today, LinkNYC announced a $20 million state-of-the-art upgrade program for its groundbreaking digital OOH advertising network. The effort enhances LinkNYC’s ability to serve millions of New Yorkers with free Wi-Fi, content, and advertising as the program enters its ninth year. The initiative introduces striking upgrades to enhance both the style and functionality of the iconic 2,000 kiosk street furniture network.

The investment includes introducing new next generation high-brightness Liquid-Crystal Displays (LCDs) for the kiosk’s advertising screens. In addition, ad screens will feature upgraded computers to support enhanced programmatic, dynamic digital, and video advertising formats. Units will also receive revitalized exterior casing to improve the kiosks’ overall appearance, look and feel.

“LinkNYC has seamlessly woven itself into the fabric of New York City life, fostering connectivity and public engagement that transcends technology,” said Nick Colvin, CEO of LinkNYC. “These improvements to the Link assets support our commitment to enrich New Yorkers’ urban experience with hyper relevant, real-time information, wayfinding, and connectivity. This investment deepens the positive impact LinkNYC brings to our vibrant city.”

The refresh will ensure LinkNYC kiosks remain outfitted with cutting-edge technology to support the next generation of digital out of home content and advertising. Already a beloved platform, the network’s augmented advertising capabilities will provide for optimal performance, minimal disruptions, and seamless integration into New York’s vibrant cityscape.

Importantly, the refresh will allow for enhanced content delivery on LinkNYC’s 4,000+ screens. Already, LinkNYC has delivered extensive programming to surprise, delight, and inform New Yorkers, including Fun Facts, Art on Link, and neighborhood information from a host of community providers.

“LinkNYC is New York’s premiere media property and the best way for advertisers and content providers to reach the entire city instantly,” said Chris Grosso, CEO of Intersection, LinkNYC’s content and advertising provider. “This facelift will ensure LinkNYC remains the clear leader in New York City’s media market.”

LinkNYC screens and services are ubiquitous in New York City. According to third party audience measurement organization Geopath, content and marketing messages displayed on LinkNYC network’s screens reach 78% of New Yorkers every week and generate more than two billion ad impressions every month.

The advertising revenue generated on LinkNYC’s digital OOH has a tremendous impact on the city. Besides providing a powerful platform for community messaging, small business promotion, and critical government information, LinkNYC delivers connectivity to New Yorkers as the largest public Wi-Fi network in the world. Over 15 million New Yorkers and visitors have connected to LinkNYC’s free, high-speed public Wi-Fi network for a total of more than 3 billion sessions. For more information about LinkNYC, click here and for more information about Intersection click here.

About Intersection

Intersection is an experience-driven Out of Home media and technology company that delivers programming, consumer amenities, and advertising to cities. From free internet access to wayfinding to real-time information, our products make city life easier and more sustainable. We further enrich cities with experiential programming that inspires and engages people throughout their day. With valuable, diverse audiences in America’s top cities, we provide innovative, data-driven solutions for brands to reach urbanites at scale. For more information, visit

About LinkNYC

LinkNYC provides brands with a rich, context-aware platform to reach millions of New Yorkers and visitors every day, while also attracting attention as the largest public Wi-Fi network in the world. LinkNYC also hosts the world’s largest and fastest free public Wi-Fi network. Each Link kiosk provides free superfast Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging, access to social services, and displays content such as real-time weather, transit info, public art, and local information. The city-wide network has more than 15 million Wi-Fi users and has connected more than 30 million free phone calls. All of LinkNYC’s services are completely free to users and taxpayers, provided by CityBridge, a partnership led by Intersection Media and Boldyn Networks. The second generation offering will deploy thousands of new kiosks, called Link5G, enabled with 5G wireless technology across the city. For more information about LinkNYC or to find a Link near you, visit

78% of New Yorkers see LinkNYC content and ads every week

Beloved program has delivered 3 billion free Wi-Fi sessions to over 15 million users