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The Wi-Fi kiosks replacing New York pay phones will soon pop up in another city

Coming to a midsize burg near you, Wi-Fi-enabled kiosks and other cutting-edge tech by Dan Doctoroff-run, Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs

Sidewalk Labs is taking its LinkNYC show on the road.

In a conference call Monday, CEO Dan Doctoroff announced that the Alphabet-owned company will be installing more than 100 Wi-Fi-enabled kiosks in the city that wins the Smart City Challenge, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Transportation. A winner will be announced in June.

The program, for medium-size cities with populations of up to 850,000, will award up to $40 million for building a smart transportation system that ultimately includes connected vehicles and self-driving cars.

The kiosks, modeled after the LinkNYC network that is currently replacing New York City's old pay-phone infrastructure, will take up approximately 25 city blocks. They will be part of a transportation data and analytics platform called Flow, Doctoroff said on the call along with Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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