Boston Introduces ‘Smart Benches’ That Can Charge Your Phone And Provide Internet.

Sup Travellers?! Have you ever been on a park bench and asked yourself, "why doesn't this park bench have internet?" Well, if you have then you may soon find yourself not asking that question again especially if you're from Boston.

A company called "Changing Environments" invented brand new solar powered benches which can charge your phone and provide internet to "internet less".

The invention is called "Soofa" and for the first week as part of the pilot program, you can find these benches in the Boston Common, Titus Sparrow Park in the South End and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The "Soofa" will be able to connect to the internet via Verizon networks which will allow users to upload environmental information of their specific bench’s location — such as noise-level and air quality data — to help in data collecting.

Cisco Systems, a leading company focused on smart city solutions, will be funding these first units for no cost.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said: "Your cellphone doesn’t just make phone calls, why should our benches just be seats? We are fortunate to have talented entrepreneurs and makers in Boston thinking creatively about sustainability and the next generation of amenities for our residents."

I don't see anything wrong with this. It can actually be a step in the right direction when it comes to getting people to go outside more. You don't have to be inside to get an internet connection or to charge your phone. Good job Boston!!! Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.