ZenFi Networks Shortlisted Twice for Wi-Fi NOW Awards

The Wi-Fi NOW Awards recognizes ZenFi for both Affordable Connectivity and Best Wi-Fi Service Provider

NEW YORK, December 06, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZenFi Networks, a BAI Communications Company, an innovative leader of digital infrastructure solutions in the New York and New Jersey metro region, announces today that the company has been shortlisted for both the "Affordable Connectivity" and "Best Wi-Fi Service Provider" awards by Wi-Fi NOW. The winners will be announced at the Wi-Fi NOW Awards Gala taking place on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 7 pm CET.

The Wi-Fi NOW Awards encourage companies that produce outstanding results in the Wi-Fi industry, or bring unique innovation to Wi-Fi startups to submit. ZenFi Networks is being considered for both the "Affordable Connectivity" and "Best Wi-Fi Service Provider" award due to the company’s various initiatives focused on social good to benefit local communities in the New York metro region. These initiatives include expanding free outdoor public Wi-Fi through its partnership in the LinkNYC program, building millions of feet of neutral fiber infrastructure to traditionally underserved neighborhoods of New York City, and delivering on its promise of being an open access infrastructure provider by enabling wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, and virtual mobile network operators access to wireless siting, fiber networks, and network edge colocation opportunities outside the core business districts of Manhattan.

Additionally in 2022, ZenFi Networks has helped officially launch the debut of three Gigabit Centers, the first being the Silicon Harlem Gigabit Center in February, one at the historical Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx in June, as well as its Queens Gigabit Center at the Allen Community Senior Citizens Center in December. The remaining two gigabit centers, both in Brooklyn and Staten Island, will be launched in 2023. These centers are set to provide a mix of high-speed internet, technology innovation, technology training and small business development powered by the free LinkNYC public Wi-Fi network. In addition, there will be digital literacy training, free access to laptops and workstations, and other services.

"Through the years, ZenFi Networks has been dedicated to providing New York and New Jersey better access and connectivity with all our initiatives. We are honored to be considered for both of these categories as we continue to work towards bridging the digital divide," shares Ray LaChance, Co-Founder and CEO of ZenFi Networks.

Register now and tune in LIVE next week when the winners will be revealed.

For more information about ZenFi Networks, visit www.zenfi.com.

For more information about LinkNYC, visit www.link.nyc.

About ZenFi Networks:

Founded in 2013, ZenFi Networks, a BAI Communications Company, is an innovative digital infrastructure company focused on delivering wireless siting, network edge colocation and fiber optic network solutions in the NY-NJ metro region. As the area’s most experienced communications infrastructure builders, ZenFi Networks has an unparalleled reputation for efficiently architecting and delivering solutions that enable mobile network operators, wholesale telecommunications providers and large enterprise clients. With our purpose-built C-RAN infrastructure, ZenFi Networks is at the forefront of network architecture innovation and a critical part of the digital ecosystem in one of the biggest, most important markets in the world. Now as part of the BAI Communications Group we’ve expanded our global capabilities with operations across the United States as well as in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada and Australia. With the backing of BAI and their majority shareholder, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), Zenfi Networks will continue to expand and innovate our services for our customers. For more information, please visit: www.zenfi.com.

About LinkNYC:

LinkNYC is the world’s largest and fastest free public Wi-Fi network. Each Link kiosk provides free superfast Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging, access to social services, and displays content such as real-time weather, transit info, public art and local information. The city-wide network has over 10 million Wi-Fi users and has connected more than 25 million free phone calls. All of LinkNYC’s services are completely free to users and taxpayers, provided by CityBridge, a partnership between Intersection and ZenFi Networks. The next phase of LinkNYC will deploy thousands of new kiosks, called Link5G, enabled with 5G wireless technology across the city. For more information about LinkNYC or to find a Link near you, visit www.link.nyc.

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