This will be AWESOME once it’s in place!
City of Raleigh to Bring Free WiFi Network to Downtown
The City of Raleigh Information Technology Department has issued a request-for-proposals for the design and installation of a WiFi network in Downtown Raleigh. The goal of the project is to offer free, outdoor public WiFi access in the downtown area bordered by South Street, West Street, Morgan Street, and Person Street.
Working in cooperation with Downtown Raleigh Alliance, the WiFi network will support downtown revitalization efforts, including the reopening of Fayetteville Street to vehicular traffic, the opening of the Raleigh Convention Center and the highly anticipated opening of City Plaza in the fall. The City hopes to develop a marketing strategy for the WiFi network that will share in the success of the recently implemented downtown ‘You R Here’ brand and the R-Line downtown circulator bus service.
Free WiFi will be yet another valuable resource available to downtown residents, visitors and employees. The project is scheduled to be completed this fall. As work continues on the WiFi network, the City will release more detailed information about the project, including its planned coverage, marketing and branding, and schedule.
For more information, contact Jonathan Minter, Assistant Information Technology Director, at 996-5462.
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