San Francisco to Deliver Free High-Speed Outdoor Public Wi-Fi Access
Ruckus Wireless today announced a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco to deliver free, high-speed outdoor public Wi-Fi service. This service will be available in the City’s world-famous Market Street corridor.
However, initially this service will be available in an approximate area of 5 kilometers between the Embarcadero and Castro Street. This was first proposed in the year 2007, but as it is said better late than never, Sans Francisco now has Free High-Speed Outdoor public WiFi access. San Francisco now offers free internet of speeds upto 50 Mbps, but only limited in the above mentioned area. The free WiFi will show up in your device as ‘_San_Francisco_Free_WiFi’.
Because San Francisco is at the world’s epicenter of technology innovation and use, residents, visitors and even businesses now have a fundamental expectation for pervasive wireless connectivity,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “We have gone to great lengths to build the foundation to deliver on these expectations with the best Wi-Fi technology we could find right in our own backyard.”
This service will not only be a boon for the locals but will also be great for the visitors as they would probably not have to rely on hotel’s WiFi.
Our goal was to identify and install some of the world’s best Wi-Fi technology that could deliver an exceptional experience to some of the world’s most discerning users,” said Marc Touitou, Chief Information Officer and director of the Department of Technology for the City and County of San Francisco. “We’ve found that technology right in our own backyard, and have worked hard with Ruckus Wireless to build the foundation of what we believe is one of the country’s premiere public Wi-Fi services.”