Hartford, Connecticut, announces plan to build free citywide Wi-Fi

StateScoop: Hartford, Connecticut, Mayor Luke Bronin announced on Wednesday that the city is planning to build a free public Wi-Fi network to cover the city’s entire population, with the first phase set to be completed by the end of this year.

Work will begin on the new network immediately, Bronin said. The city plans to go neighborhood-by-neighborhood, installing outdoor wireless access points so that the majority of residents can access the internet at speeds at least faster than those provided by wireless 4G LTE networks, which could mean anywhere from 20-100 megabits per second.

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