Residents looking to catch up on the latest news, sports or other information usually found through surfing the web will have a much easier time of doing so now that Summerland is offering up free WiFi.
The service will be provided through Shaw, which has signed a 10-year agreement with the District of Summerland.
“We are thrilled to provide this convenient and affordable service. It will enhance everyday life for residents, boost business opportunities, and give visitors another reason to stay longer,” says Mayor Janice Perrino.
Shaw customers will be able to connect to the wireless network called “ShawOpen” and log in with their Shaw account to register their smartphone, tablet, or laptop permanently on the network.
The Shaw WiFi is already available at the following locations:
- Main Street
- Aquatic & Fitness Centre
- Municipal Hall
- Museum & Heritage Society
- SCEDT (chamber) parking lot
- Victoria Road North (between Main and Jubilee)
- Memorial Park
- Crescent Beach
- Julia Kinsmen Park
- Kinsmen Park & Holler Riparian Area
- Lakeshore/Beaver Street Park
- Peach Orchard Park
- Living Memorial Baseball Park
It will also be available at Powell Beach and Rotary beach by the end of the month.
This new service is estimated to cost the district $340 per year.