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10 Milwaukee parks in underserved communities get free Wi-Fi access

Posted at 10:10 AM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-29 19:19:29-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett along with other city leaders announced that ten parks across the city will now offer free Wi-Fi access in underserved communities.

The project was funded by CARES Act dollars and is a partnership between the City’s Information Technology Management Division and other city agencies.

These parks are adjacent to city buildings and will offer free access from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mayor Tom Barrett said access to the internet is a necessity especially since COVID sent everyone into a virtual learning environment.

"It is our ultimate goal to make certain that every part of this city has both affordable and accessible Wi-Fi connections," Barrett said.

Milwaukee resident Wesley Salverson believes this is a win-win situation for the community.

"If Wi-Fi can bring anybody to a park when they wouldn't have gone before I think that's a plus," Salverson said.

Two more parks will also be getting open-access wireless internet in the near future.

Here is a map of the parks participating in the program:

Milwaukee Parks With Wifi

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