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By Kimberley Donoghue
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MIDDLETOWN – Towerstream Corp.’s Manhattan Wi-Fi offloading network will be included within the Skype WiFi hotspot footprint, thanks to an partnership agreement announced Dec. 15.
Skype WiFi allow customers to access third-party wireless hotspots and pay by the minute using Skype Credit. Skype has more than 1 million hotspots worldwide.
“By offering millions of Skype's customers access to Towerstream's largest and fastest Wi-Fi network in Manhattan, users now have a great alternative to today's congested networks,” said Jeff Thompson, Towerstream CEO. “Wi-Fi has emerged as the leading broadband technology allowing users to truly receive the mobile experience devices are capable of today. As a worldwide technology leader, Skype understands the potential opportunity ahead for its customers and we are thrilled to begin a long and prosperous partnership together.”
“At Skype, we are committed to removing barriers to communication and helping our users connect with those who matter most to them wherever they may be,” said Skype WiFi Product Manager Shadi Mahassel. “The partnership to leverage Towerstream’s Wi-Fi network advances this mission by making it easier for Skype users in Manhattan to connect with friends, family or colleagues on the go.”