Chattanooga to boost free public Wi-Fi

Chattanooga to boost free public Wi-Fi

September 2nd, 2014 by Ellis Smith in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga has unveiled a plan to offer free Wi-Fi across the city.

Workers are in the process of rewiring the existing Wi-Fi in city-owned buildings, and in subsequent phases will open up Wi-Fi in parks and other open spaces, said Lacie Stone, director of communications for the city.

In buildings with Wi-Fi available in some area, such as the city's Youth and Family Development centers, workers are expanding the network to cover the whole structure, Stone said.

The city will kick off a naming competition on Wednesday, which will allow the public to vote on the best name for the new Wi-Fi. For instance, Boston's municipal Wi-Fi system is called "Wicked Free Wi-Fi," the city says.

After a week of submissions, the mayor's office will narrow the list down to five names, which will be put to a vote.

See Wednesday's Times Free Press for complete story.