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City of Burlington Launches Free Wi-Fi in Spencer Smith Park

Free wifi in Spencer Smith Park

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. – Sept. 14, 2021—The City of Burlington, in partnership with Cogeco, has launched free, public-facing Wi-Fi in Spencer Smith Park (1400 Lakeshore Rd.).

The free Wi-Fi network is open to all park visitors daily and is available throughout most of the park.

Park visitors can access the Internet using a Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone. The City’s Wi-Fi signal will display as “City of Burlington_Guest”. When accessing the Wi-Fi at this location, users will be presented with, and required to accept, the “Terms of Use of the Wireless Network and Disclaimer.”

“This project is just one of the ways we are modernizing the delivery of the City’s services to help everyone stay connected, access public services and enjoy a better park experience.” — Chad MacDonald, Chief Information Officer, City of Burlington

Quick Facts:

  • In 2015, free Wi-Fi was installed at Millcroft Park (4250 Millcroft Park Dr.) as part of a pilot program with Cogeco, to provide internet access within certain areas of the park.
  • Currently, there is free Wi-Fi access in over 15 city facilities, including City Hall, arenas and recreation and community centres.
  • The installation of free Wi-Fi access in city facilities and parks aligns with Focus Area 5 of the City’s work plan, 2018 to 2022 Plan: From Vision to Focus, Delivering Customer Centric Services with a Focus on Efficiency and Technology Transformation.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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Media Specialist: John Bkila
john.bkila@burlington.ca
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