Stay­ing con­nected

Pub­lic Wi-Fi project launched in Labrador City

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - Front Page - BY MIKE POWER

Peo­ple in Labrador City will have free Wi-Fi ac­cess in many ar­eas of the towns ma­jor parks and re­cre­ation ar­eas.

The project is a joint ini­tia­tive of the At­lantic Canada Op­por­tu­ni­ties Agency and the Depart­ment of Tourism, Cul­ture, In­dus­try and In­no­va­tion; the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial part­ners who helped make it pos­si­ble.

In an­nounc­ing the project, the town says free pub­lic Wi-Fi is avail­able now at Cen­ten­nial Park.

In com­ing weeks the project will be ex­tended to Peace Park, Tanya Beach, the Gate­way, and the Booth re­cre­ation area, which in­cludes the skate­board park, ten­nis courts and ball­field.

“We are pleased to pro­vide this ser­vice, which is the first of its kind in the prov­ince to re­ceive govern­ment fund­ing,” Labrador City Mayor Wayne But­ton told The Aurora.

But­ton also points out that the Wi-Fi ac­cess will cut down on the amount of data peo­ple will have to use on their per­sonal de­vices.

The town also ac­knowl­edged the part­ner­ship with CRRS TV in get­ting the project off the ground with in­stal­la­tion of hard­ware and host­ing the ser­vice.

MIKE POWER — SPE­CIAL TO THE AURORA

Pub­lic Wi-Fi will be avail­able at ar­eas like Tanya Beach so peo­ple can surf the in­ter­net and not use up a data plan.

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