Public pay phones are a rarity around Boston these days, lonely sentinels from a time before cell phones had revolutionized – for better or worse – the way people stay connected. Now, city officials want to explore an idea that could once again make the kiosks a destination for residents and visitors: transforming them into beacons of free, wireless Internet. Two city councilors hope it would largely mimic a pilot program New York City launched three weeks ago.
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