NYC Wireless Network Down Due to Y2K-Like Software Bug

Transit officials can’t remotely control the Big Apple’s 12,000-plus traffic lights, the FDNY can’t send patient information to hospitals from the field and a portion of the NYPD’s license-plate readers aren’t working — because the city’s wireless network fell victim to a Y2K-like software bug, The Post has learned.

The official New York City Wireless Network, known as “NYCWiN,” crashed on Saturday, affecting the operations of city agencies that rely on it to transmit high-speed voice, video and data communications, sources said Wednesday.

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