Galesburg announces free WiFi for the downtown area

By WEEK Reporter

Galesburg announces free WiFi for the downtown area

April 4, 2013 Updated Apr 4, 2013 at 10:25 AM CDT

GALESBURG, Ill. -- The city of Galesburg announced Thursday that they are rolling out a new WiFi service called “City FreeWifi” in the downtown area.

The service provides free Internet access for use by the public. City FreeWiFi is available along Main Street from the Public Square to Chambers Street in downtown Galesburg with some additional hotspots south of Main Street.

Council had identified free public WiFi as a priority more than a year ago and IT funds were used to purchase $12,000 in hardware for the project.

Growth is planned and the city’s parks and public areas are targeted for future expansion.