Spot On Networks turns on Queensbridge Connected WiFi in Block E at Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, NY in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority
For Immediate Release
New Haven, CT February 8, 2017
Spot On Networks (“SON”) has turned on Queensbridge Connected, the community wide WiFi network that is being deployed throughout Queensbridge Houses in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority. The Queensbridge Connected Network is backed by Spot On’s patented UserSafe® technology which guards users against hacking, spoofing and identity theft. The first phase of the Queensbridge Connected WiFi Network was turned on in mid-December in Block F. Since the network was turned on, Block F sees over 2,300 unique client devices per week and is passing over 5.2 terabytes of data per week.
Once completed, the Queensbridge Connected WiFi Network will be the largest affordable housing, community-wide WiFi network in the United States with high speed WiFi access being available for all residents across 26 clusters of 95 buildings in two adjacent complexes. The Spot On Networks Team is currently in the process of building out and testing the remaining blocks.
SON has opened an on-site customer care center for residents and support at Queensbridge Houses, 10-35 41st. Ave. Long Island City, NY. In addition to SON’s 24/7 Customer Support, residents have the option of receiving in-person support at Queensbridge Houses. SON is currently employing both full-time and part-time Queensbridge residents as part of their staff and has committed to creating more jobs and hiring from within the Queensbridge community. Employment opportunities for Queensbridge residents include positions in marketing, management and networking.
Dick Sherwin, Wireless Hall of Fame inductee and CEO of Spot On Networks said, “We are extremely pleased with the level of service that we are providing to Queensbridge residents. The positive feedback we have received from residents and the surrounding community has been overwhelming.”, he went on to say, “We are thrilled to be the WiFi provider for Queensbridge Houses and are committed to providing an extraordinary service to Queensbridge residents as well as opportunities to those looking for employment.”
The Queensbridge Connected WiFi Network offers speeds up to 25 Mbps, unlimited data usage, WiFi calling capability, seamless roaming and 24/7 customer support, providing Queensbridge residents connectivity and access to educational and employment resources.
About Queensbridge Houses
Queensbridge is the largest public housing development in North America with 3,149 units and an estimated 7,000 residents across 26 clusters of 95 buildings in two adjacent complexes. The contract is to provide wireless internet speeds of up to 25 Mbps to each household as well as network monitoring and management with a 24/7 help desk for Queensbridge residents and staff. The Queensbridge WiFi Network will include high speed wireless internet for laptops, smartphones and tablets, WiFi calling capability with Quality of Service and integration for the Internet of Things. The Queensbridge WiFi Network will allow many residents to save money on comprehensive data services while having access to WiFi calling using their smartphones, thus comporting with the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline Report and Order of April 27, 2016 bridging the digital divide.
About Spot On Networks, LLC
Spot On Networks is the largest Wireless Internet Service Provider to the multifamily industry. In addition to offering its UserSafe® managed WiFi services to the multifamily, hospitality and commercial industries, Spot On Networks has a range of wireless services including CellBoost®, a cell coverage enhancement service, and WiFiPlus+®, its wireless backbone integrated with energy management, building automation and security monitoring. www.spotonnetworks.com