10 a.m., Feb. 8)
recreation facilities to provide free Wi-Fi service
By Fred Sherwin
end parents will be happy to know that they will soon
be able to surf the Internet while attending their son
or daughter's 6 a.m. practice after the city released
plans on Friday to provide free Wi-Fi service in a number
of local recreation facilities.
service will soon be available at the Bob McQuarrie Recreation
Centre, the Ray Friel Recreation Complex, the François
Dupuis Recreation Centre and the Splash Wave Pool as part
of a five-year sponsorship agreement between the City
of Ottawa and IceNet Wireless.
City of Ottawa issued a request for proposals last year
seeking a company to provide no-cost Wi-Fi service while
generating revenue for the City. The winning proposal
by IceNet Wireless met these criteria and included a guaranteed
$315,000 in revenue over five years for the City and bilingual
support for Wi-Fi users.
will be installed over the coming months at 25 facilities
at work or at play, Ottawa residents want to stay connected
to each other and to the world, and technology helps us
do that says Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney,
chair of the information technology sub-committee. Im
pleased that upgrades to our citys infrastructure,
like this one, help give Ottawa residents that connectivity
Community Champions Program is a partnership initiative
that invites businesses, community organizations, foundations
and individuals to sponsor City of Ottawa facilities,
programs, services and community initiatives.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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