Link is the most advanced, tested, and used public information and WiFi kiosk in the world, providing contextual information on nearby transportation, events and businesses, as well as connectivity to place-based digital resources via its tablet interface and gigabit Wi-Fi.
Our vision for Pittsburgh is to deploy our award winning Link kiosk, customized for Pittsburgh’s unique needs (which we call “LinkPGH”) in key, high-traffic corridors, with a select number of units in areas where digital connectivity is needed most.
We propose a deployment of up to 50 units in the City of Pittsburgh, deployed in phases, beginning with the City of Tomorrow Challenge.
Link is Wi-Fi enabled with speeds up to 1 gigabit, that will create an incredible new platform for communication, wayfinding, innovation and civic engagement, and public service amenities. Building on the learnings of deployments in New York City and London, soon to include Newark and Philadelphia, we’d love to add Pittsburgh to the Link network.
LinkPGH will usher in new ways for people to navigate through the City, discover local businesses, interact with the City and local institutions like museums and universities, and enable new ways for residents to communicate with each other regardless of background, ability, or financial standing.
Providing the right information, at the right time, in the right place is the key to engaging, informing and delighting residents, workers and visitors throughout the City of Pittsburgh.
Link will give the City of Pittsburgh and its institutions a powerful, unified, real-time citizen communications system across its public spaces to showcase the city’s culture, brand and distinct resources.
Below are examples of content we might feature on LinkPGH, but we look to expand on this via our discussions with the City, local stakeholders and local residents (including, of course, transit riders) as part of the City of Tomorrow process.
Providing 24/7 free internet access for millions of residents and visitors, Link’s fiber-powered, free, secure Wi-Fi is 100x faster than the average public Wi-Fi.
Link’s design is award winning, reflecting our dedication to both user experience and design for the public.
As a platform deployed in major cities such as New York and London, Pittsburgh will benefit from the learnings and scale of a network that has been refined by our experience at this scale.