Wicked Free Wi-Fi

Currently, the City of Boston is in the middle of rolling out its Wicked Free Wi-Fi in various locations, the first steps in what someday could become a network that covers the entire city.

Yesterday, signs started to appear where the outdoor wireless internet connection service is available. Mayor Marty Walsh’s official account also tweeted about the Wicked Wi-Fi signs popping up around town.

 

Additionally, the City of Boston has released a map that shows where all the hotspots are located.


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As you can tell, the initial Wi-Fi hotspots are centered on areas with lots of tourist activity and foot traffic, such as Southie’s beaches and the Public Garden. Additionally, there is a large concentration of hotspots near playgrounds and schools in Dorchester and Roxbury.

The map and new signage are the next steps in the roll out of Wicked Free Wi-Fi, started with the launch of the Grove Hall Wi-Fi project, which Michael Farrell covered for the Globe recently.

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