Health Angle Barred at NYU Wi-Fi Kiosk Talk
By JACK O’DWYER
The dangers of excessive Wi-Fi radiation will not be among the topics discussed when Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff talks Feb. 10 about the ongoing installation of 7,500 high-powered Wi-Fi kiosks in New York City.
Jennifer Cho, director of development, NYU’s Center for Urban Science & Progress, Brooklyn, said the program will discuss new technologies that will improve the life of city inhabitants. There will be a Q&A period in the hour-long program but no duration has been set for that.
Activists have asked for a “literature table” where documents on the health effects of radiation can be displayed. That will not be allowed, she said. Also rejected was the suggestion that the program be moved to NYU’s Kimmel Center in New York.
Doctoroff uses abstract, general terms in talking about the Kiosks. The Jan. 25 New Yorker described an initial nine-foot, six-inch kiosk being installed at Third ave. and 15th st.