Product
Link

The Future of Urban Connectivity

Connectivity has become a fundamental utility—like water and electricity. It’s at the heart of the 21st century economy.

Link—and InLink in the UK—is a scalable platform on which cities can build a foundation of connectivity to power their future. It’s an investment in civic innovation that brings not just utility, but a beautiful new icon to the urban streetscape.

Link phone calling in Brooklyn, NYC
In New York City, LinkNYC is replacing thousands of payphones with the largest and fastest free public Wi-Fi network in the world.

Benefits for people, cities, and businesses

  • Free high-speed, gigabit Wi-Fi
  • Free phone calls
  • Free device charging
  • Free emergency calls
  • Free interactive tablet for local search, wayfinding, civic services, and commercial apps
  • A home and human touchpoint for digital city services
  • Two 55” digital displays for advertising, community messaging, and real-time hyperlocal information
  • Data analytics from onboard sensors
  • Sleek, modern design cleans up street clutter

People love Link

  • 91%

    New Yorkers who believe LinkNYC makes New York more innovative than other cities

  • 94%

    New Yorkers who believe LinkNYC services are valuable to tourists and visitors

  • 74MM+

    Monthly Wi-Fi sessions across the LinkNYC network

Source:
Sachs Insights Report 2017, Intersection

Man uses tablet on InLink in London
InLinkUK is replacing hundreds of BT’s phoneboxes in London and cities across the United Kingdom.

Link is completely free for cities, taxpayers, and users.

Intersection uses advertising to underwrite digital services for consumers. Link provides advertisers with a real-time, localized platform—fed by data-driven APIs—to connect with their audiences with more relevance, in the context of their journeys throughout the city. This business model allows for both investment in the continuous innovation of Link’s free services and revenue share with our partners. In the case of New York, LinkNYC will generate over $500 million in revenue for the City.

LinkNYC will help cement our place as a global leader in technology, innovation, and equity.

Bill De Blasio, Mayor of New York City

Smart City Expo World Congress

Winner, Best Smart City
LinkNYC

D&AD Impact

Wood Pencil Winner, Urban Living
LinkNYC

Fast Company World Changing Ideas

Finalist, Urban Design
LinkNYC

The Connies

Gold Winner, Best Use of Connected Technology
InLinkUK

The creation of Link

Link was born from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s challenge to reinvent the New York City payphone. Our vision was to create a network of modern, iconic street furniture that provides a platform for connectivity, communication, and digital services for the City and its residents and visitors. The result was a sleek, modular and programmable kiosk that can be deployed in cities around the world.

Learn more about Link.

Link Website