Monday, April 21st7.6°C
21104
20654

Free Wi-Fi

You should soon be able to use your wireless device without interruption in several Kelowna city facilities, parks and open spaces.

City Council will be asked Monday to enter into a five-year contract with Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. to provide the service.

There would be no cost to the city, taxpayer or the end user.

Information Services Manager, Rob Entwistle, says Shaw approached the city with a proposal to provide Wi-Fi access to various city locations.

Entwistle says the city would provide space for Shaw infrastructure while Shaw would cover all electrical costs.

"Wi-Fi hotspots would be located at specific sites including city buildings, parks, city centres and sportfields," says Entwistle.

Specific location details will be worked out as part of the contract process.

Entwistle says the city has contemplated setting up such a system in the past, but backed away due to the cost of providing the service.

He adds the service will not be exclusive to Shaw customers only, however, customers with other internet carriers would face restrictions as to how much data they could view at any one time.

Guests would be limited to 250MB per month.

Shaw would also be responsible for installing signage at each location indicating a hotspot.

The initial proposal put forth by Shaw includes coverage in the following locations:

  • throughout the Bernard Ave. core
  • Mission Town Centre/Pandosy Village
  • Spall Plaza and Abbott Street pedestrian corridor
  • plus five community and recreation centres, Ben Lee and City Park waterparks, Memorial and Rutland arenas, the Apple Bowl
  • more than a dozen parks, volleyball courts as well as baseball, softball and soccer fields

 



Read more Kelowna News

21125


Recent Trending





20002




FEATURED Property
1905644#207-511 Yates Road
2 bedrooms 2 baths
$316,900
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading



21638




21197

Kelowna SPCA Featured Pet

Noodle
Noodle Kelowna SPCA >




20327






21392



Okanagan Quick Links City of Kelowna
Airport Arrivals
Airport Departures
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Transit
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna
Central Okanagan
Regional District

District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
Interior Health
UBC Okanagan
Okanagan College
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library


Kelowna City Council Audio
Audio
April 14, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Live broadcasts, archives, schedule >


Member of BC Press Council
21111