Cnet: Verizon puts some N.Y. hot spots on ice

Verizon Communications is cutting in half the number of hot spots it planned to install in New York City by the end of the year.
In April, the New York-based telecommunications giant announced plans to install 1,000 Wi-Fi hot spots in pay phone locations by the end of the year. Hot spots are public places where people can connect to the Internet without wires. The move was meant to let subscribers of the company’s digital subscriber line and dial-up services get free wireless access to a broadband connection within up to 300 feet of a pay phone. (full story)