Following a successful roll-out of The City’s public Wi-Fi program, The City of Calgary and Shaw Communications have announced nine new locations where the public can access the high-speed Shaw Go WiFi network at no cost.
The new locations include:
- Shaw Millennium Park
- Shaganappi Point LRT Station
- Maple Ridge Golf Course
- Shaganappi Golf Course
- Father David Bauer/Norma Bush Arenas
- Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon Arenas
- Henry Viney/Stu Hendry Arenas*
- Optimist/George Blundun Arenas*
- Ernie Starr Arena*
“We are really encouraged by the early success of the public Wi-Fi program and the positive feedback from Calgarians,” says Heather Reed-Fenske, manager, Information Technology. “Shaw has been an excellent partner and their operational team has fulfilled our desire to expand free Wi-Fi into city facilities and allow the public to use technology when visiting a park, arena, golf course, or LRT station.”
Since the launch of public Wi-Fi, from May 2014 until the end of August, there have been more than 163,000 connections to the public Wi-Fi service, with total data usage peaking at more than 357,000 MB. The most popular location based on guest connections is the Chinook LRT Station, with over 63,000 users connecting to the ShawGuest hotspot. Guests logging in at Devonian have used over 930,000 minutes and over 188,000 MB of data, making it the most popular location for surfing the web for longer periods of time.
The City will continue to expand public Wi-Fi hotspots in partnership Shaw Communications Inc., Parks, Recreation and Calgary Transit. For more information on public Wi-Fi visit Calgary.ca.
* service available end of October 2014