Mayor Thomas M. Menino turned on wireless hot spots that will give Internet access to anyone with a computer or other WiFi-enabled device in City Hall Plaza , Quincy Market , and the North End’s Columbus Park . Menino aims to provide similar service to a square-mile network in Roxbury’s Grove Hall and Dudley Square by mid-2007 . That project will serve as a model for the rest of Menino’s planned citywide WiFi network. Roxbury was chosen because one goal is to close the “digital divide” between rich and poor in a city where many students don’t have Internet access at home, Menino said. Access will initially be free. Among those donating service, equipment, and labor to downtown hot spots are Galaxy Internet Services , SkyPilot , and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers .
This is great news. A few months ago I was complaining that there weren’t enough hotspots here in Boston and bit-by-bit, that problem is being solved.
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