Vancouver’s public WiFi network is expanding across the city

Nov 29 2019, 7:54 pm

The City of Vancouver has announced the third phase of the #VanWifi, the city’s public wifi network expansion project.

The plazas surrounding the Vancouver Art Gallery, as well as the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre will receive free public wifi. The installment will also improve indoor cellular coverage at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre and is being installed by Telus.

Prior to the third phase of the project, the city says that #VanWifi saw 42 community centres and other public facilities receive free public Wifi. Outdoor city locations, social housing, and 136 Mobi by Shaw Go bike stations have received Wifi as well.

“This project allows us to expand our digital reach and further connect people in our public spaces,” said Chief Technology Officer Jessie Adcock in an emailed statement. “Public and private partnerships, like these with TELUS and Shaw Communications, are essential to evolve as a city and improve and expand our digital infrastructure.”

The third phase of #VanWifi is targeting completion by 2020.

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