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Public Wi-Fi project launched in Labrador City

Public Wi-Fi will be available at areas like Tanya Beach so people can surf the internet and not use up a data plan.
Public Wi-Fi will be available at areas like Tanya Beach so people can surf the internet and not use up a data plan. - Photo by Mike Power

Staying connected

LABRADOR WEST, N.L.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

CANADA

People in Labrador City will have free Wi-Fi access in many areas of the towns major parks and recreation areas.

The project is a joint initiative of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation; the federal and provincial partners who helped make it possible.

In announcing the project, the town says free public Wi-Fi is available now at Centennial Park.

In coming weeks the project will be extended to Peace Park, Tanya Beach, the Gateway, and the Booth recreation area, which includes the skateboard park, tennis courts and ballfield.

“We are pleased to provide this service, which is the first of its kind in the province to receive government funding,” Labrador City Mayor Wayne Button told The Aurora.

Button also points out that the Wi-Fi access will cut down on the amount of data people will have to use on their personal devices.

The town also acknowledged the partnership with CRRS TV in getting the project off the ground with installation of hardware and hosting the service.

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