Free Wi-fi Available Soon in Piedmont Park
For the techie generation, an internet connection is no longer a want but a necessity. It seems that these days, one of the daily essentials that should be in our bag is an internet capable device and a good connection. Piedmont park realize this and sometime in 2014, visitors of the Piedmont Park will be ablt to enjoy free internet access as part of the park's offered amenities. According to Creative Loafing, the city plans to install free Internet access for the two parks and possibly for some Atlanta recreation centers, the Atlanta Beltline and even possibly the Buckhead Community Improvement District. Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed wanted to make the entire city covered by wi-fi network but it is not financially possible yet. The cost for installation of the necessary infrastructure and subsequent maintenance at Piedmont Park will cost several hundred thousand dollars, but will likely be up and running in the next six months, according to Interim Chief Information Officer Michael Dogan. That would put the expected start date of the service around the end of 2013 or the beginning of the following year.