Earlier today, Mayor of Milwaukee Tom Barrett announced that ten city parks are offering open-access wireless internet from the hours of 5 am to 9 pm in underserved communities.
At a cost of $100,000, this project is funded by CARES Act aid in partnership between Milwaukee's Information Technology Management Division and other city agencies.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has made affordable and reliable internet access a necessity for our residents working and schooling from home. Now, in addition to free Wi-Fi access at libraries and schools, individuals in underserved areas can look to our parks to get online," Mayor Barret said via social media. "The public can now access free wireless internet by connecting to the "City of Milwaukee WiFi" network from 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Fondy Farmer’s Market, Reiske Park, Galena Play Area, Reservoir Park, Popuch Park, Cawker Play Area, Florist Play Area and Lincoln Playfield."