Vancouver's first free street Wi-Fi coming to Yaletown on Thursday

Jun 22 2017, 1:57 am

Vancouver’s first ever free street Wi-Fi is arriving in Yaletown this week, along with solar-powered outdoor charging stations for anyone to use.

In a release issued Wednesday, the Yaletown Business Improvement Association said the move reflected the fact the neighbourhood has become a tech hub for the city.

“Yaletown [is] home to start-ups and established post-production and SFX studios,” read the release.

“With the launch of Yaletown Free visitors can now stay in touch with family and friends while travelling and can share experiences on social networks or keep on top of business matters without having to worry about racking up roaming charges.”

“Hungry cell phones can also get a ‘power snack’ at one of Yaletown’s new solar-powered outdoor charging stations.”

The association is an independent non-profit association of business owners and tenants aiming to promote and improve the economic vitality of the Yaletown neighbourhood.

The new free street Wi-Fi service and phone chargers will be launching Thursday.

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