Fairfield adds Wi-Fi to city buildings

By From page A4 | December 19, 2012

FAIRFIELD — The city is adding Wi-Fi to several of its buildings to keep up with the technology needs of its residents.

Fairfield’s Information Technology Division set up the hot spots last week to allow visitors free access to the Internet.

Those locations include City Hall, the City Council Chamber, the Police Department and the Aquatics Center. Those with eligible devices can connect to “Fairfield Public Wi-Fi” for up to an hour, before having to reconnect.

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Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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  • rlw895December 19, 2012 - 11:13 pm

    When the idea of free Wi-Fi was a hot national topic a few years ago, cities talked about having free Wi-Fi zones—or even an entire city—to be modern and to attract business. I thought at that time that for any city to be competitive, it would have to jump on the bandwagon. Then the bandwagon sort of crashed; it turned out to be more complicate and expensive that it first appeared. So we got individual buildings with free Wi-Fi, but not so much large areas (Sacramento Airport being a notable exception). Fairfield is making progress. Perhaps this is the first step to a larger system. I would like to see downtown Fairfield—the old City core bounded by City Hall, the police department, the post office, the county library, and Fire Station #37 on the north; Armijo High School and the County government center on the east; Delaware Street on the south; and Pennsylvania Avenue on the west—turned into a free Wi-Fi zone. The City has a policy to revitalize downtown, and that would help make our downtown distinctive in our region.

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