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.
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
New Yorkers who believe LinkNYC makes New York more innovative than other cities
New Yorkers who believe LinkNYC services are valuable to tourists and visitors
Monthly Wi-Fi sessions across the LinkNYC network
Sachs Insights Report 2017, Intersection
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.
Smart City Expo World Congress
Winner, Best Smart City
Wood Pencil Winner, Urban Living
Fast Company World Changing Ideas
Finalist, Urban Design
Gold Winner, Best Use of Connected Technology
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.