The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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July 13, 2011

Enid is expanding free Wi-Fi

The city of Enid is expanding its free Wi-Fi capabilities.

Free Wi-Fi now is available in downtown Enid, Meadowlake Park softball field and north and south Government Springs Park.

Look for the network ENIDCITYWIFI at any of these locations. No password is required to join.

 Wi-Fi connection speed can vary depending on distance from the access points and how many people are utilizing the Wi-Fi connection at any one time, said Becky Hodgen, director of public relations and marketing.

 Initial tests show speeds from 700 Kbps up to 3 Mbps. The primary use of the Wi-Fi network is for automatic meter reading, public safety, public works and the code department.

The Wi-Fi network was designed to work outdoors but has limited use indoors due to building infrastructure.

Also, the city filters the network to help prevent inappropriate use of the Internet.

Users can find a Free Internet Security Warning and Disclaimer on the city of Enid’s website at www.enid.org/wifidis claimer explaining the usage and limitations of the network.

Phase 2 of this project will supply free Internet coverage at Meadowlake and Crosslin Parks.

A coverage map for Wi-Fi will be in the next Enid on the Move magazine, which publishes in early August.

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