Downtown Penticton gets hooked up to free Wi-Fi

This section of the downtown core will offer free wifi to the public.
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PENTICTON - Free Wi-Fi will soon be offered in Penticton’s downtown core as part of the downtown revitalization.

The City made an agreement with Shaw Go Wi-Fi services to make internet accessible to the public downtown, even if they aren’t Shaw customers.

Offering public Wi-Fi is something the city has been talking about for a while, said Colleen Pennington, the city’s Director of Economic Development.

It will also be a great attraction for tourists, since the beachfront will have access, she said.

The areas to get access include Gyro Park, Nanaimo Square, Okanagan Lake Park, Skaha Lake Park and Rotary Centennial Pavillion, and other city buildings.

The city hopes to have the project up and running by the summertime.

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