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Times Square offers free Wifi Internet access

NEW YORK - NEW YORK (AP) — Times Square has become a new hotspot for free WiFi access.

The Times Square Alliance hopes the free wireless Internet access will give the thousands of visitors and workers who pass through the city's "crossroads of the world" each day a new reason to dawdle. The local business group and Yahoo unveiled the service on Tuesday.

Yahoo has donated one year of WiFi service and designed a home page where users are directed to a listing of Times Square events and businesses. Users can then access other Internet sites.

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