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Hello,
I am hoping to get reliable, fast internet on one computer in the middle of a street in Brooklyn, New York. No 3G or 4G: I want to be able to connect to Wifi. The reason I will be needing this is for a live broadcast, so we will be hooking a laptop up to a camera and send the data to our clients.
I've had suggestions of renting an RV van and connecting from there: is this possible?
I guess we could also borrow someone else's internet.
Please let me know if there are any other options, and how I would go about making it happen.
Thank you :)
 

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I tried to look for internet connections but I don't if New York has a free public connection. Searching for MAN connections turns up all personal classified ads in New York :|

Falling short of connections like Starbucks/McDonalds I don't know if there is a way. There are air connections with Sprint/AT&T but I don't know if they will have enough speed for your work.
 

slowsmokex

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Hi Couriant,
Thank you for your response. So the only option would be wifi, or I'm guessing, to pull an ethernet cable from a nearby establishment..
Thanks a lot, much help.
 

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Check with the Chamber of Commerce for New York, they should be able to provide a list of ISPs that has wireless connections.

Perhaps Clearwire may be an option? as long as you have power to their device that should work.
 
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Former New Yorker here. Using the Starbucks or McDonalds Wi-Fi is a Bad Idea. There will be residential apartments nearby that may siphon off internet from these locations, exhausting the bandwidth. A live broadcast is not ideal from these public locations.
 

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Thank you for your replies.
I will check with the Chamber of Commerce, and not use Starbux/McDs.
Much appreciated!
 
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