An office park in Downtown Los Angeles will soon offer the fastest public Wi-Fi connection in the city, and there will be dogs there. Amazing. According to the Los Angeles Business Journal, the newly redesigned campus of offices and green space known as Park DTLA is making lightning fast internet available to businesses and passersby alike.
Park DTLA opened at 261 S. Figueroa Street on February 20 and is already leasing office space to tenants such as StubHub, US Bank, and American Public Media. The campus, developed by Rising Realty Partners, includes an outdoor park/workspace that is open to the public and has Wi-Fi provided by 5x5 Telecom, at speeds of up to 100 megabytes per second. The park is also dog friendly and includes hammocks and games of cornhole for workers in need of a break. Murals by local artists Bumblebee and KFish adorn the walls.
In December, the city of New York began installing public Wi-Fi ports around the city that offer speeds far beyond those of an average network. The LA City Council has pursued a similar project for Los Angeles, but is still looking for a provider.
According to a report from Akamai, average internet speeds in the United States hover around 12.6 mbps, with peaks of 57.3 mbps in the third quarter of 2015.
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