The urban environment of the 21st century is not only boxed in by walls and cut up by water features. Look at what the Auckland city has turned into without freely available Wifi. People sit outside of the public library after hours, using their laptops in jandals on the grimy floor. They literally sit on a floor drain with tiny insects swirling around them.
They sit in this badly designed corridor instead of using free Wifi in the park next door, the seating in the Arts Precinct or along the pedestrian tap root of Queen Street. The technological culture in New Zealand is repressed by the lack of free Wifi around the city.