City of Hamilton launches free Wi-Fi in Gage Park starting Wednesday

Photo by Jason Nason

The City of Hamilton is announced today that they will launch free public facing Wi-Fi in Gage Park effective Wednesday, June 21st, 2017.

This free Wi-Fi network is open to all park visitors between 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM daily in several areas around the park. Wi-Fi will be available in the area surrounding the George R. Robinson Bandshell, the Horticulture building, the water fountain, the pump track, the Children’s museum indoors and surrounding area, and the splash pad.

Gage Park visitors can access the internet using a Wi-Fi-enabled device such as a laptop computer, tablet PC, or smart phone. Most Wi-Fi enabled devices will be compatible with the City of Hamilton’s infrastructure.

The City’s Wi-Fi signal will display as “Hamilton_Guest”.

“Offering public Wi-Fi is a tremendous opportunity to close the digital divide and provide free wireless internet access for all residents,” stated ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green in a release. “This is the first step in building a city that keeps up with the digital demands of the 21st century. Who knows, maybe the world’s next great computer programmer could be sitting beside you in Gage Park.”

Currently, there is free Wi-Fi access in over 40 City of Hamilton facilities including recreation centres and the MacNab Transit Terminal downtown. Public Wi-Fi is also available in all 22 branches of the Hamilton Public Library.

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