[Updated] The City of Hamilton today announced the formal launch of a city-wide wi-fi service.
Hamilton Mayor Graeme Outerbridge said: “In today’s busy and ever demanding technological environment, the City wanted to be able to offer the service so anyone who has a need to quickly and easily respond to email messages and visit websites as required, can do so securely from any public area.
“Seamless internet access has gone from being a nice to have, to a requirement for busy people in the city, including our visitors. We feel wireless access has become an important part of life for everyone. The City of Hamilton is pleased to partner with TBI to ensure the service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and extends to the boundaries of the city.”
TBi CEO Gregory Swan said: “TBi is very pleased to power the new Hamilton Wi-Fi network which provides a new way for locals and visitors to connect to the internet throughout Hamilton’s publicareas.”
Mr. Swan added, “Customers on the go can enjoy a convenient connection from their Wi-Fi enabled laptops, tablets or Smartphone devices. Wi-Fi is an alternative means for wireless data accessibility that provides customers with a fast and reliable Internet connection when unable to access their home or business Internet service.”
Mayor Outerbridge concluded, “To access the service, a person should look for and click or tap on the Wi-Fi service on their wireless enabled devise and follow the prompts. Additionally, one hour, one day and one month vouchers can be purchased from City of Hamilton’s administration offices. Vouchers will be available from city retailers in the coming months.”
The price was not released, however we have asked and hope to update with that information.
Update 4.25pm: The cost for the service is as follows:
- 1 hour – $3.00
- 24 hours – $9.99
- 72 hours – 14.99
- Monthly – $29.99
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