San Francisco Gets Free Public WiFi Along Market Street

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market_street_san_francisco_wifi_ruckusRuckus Wireless has signed a partnership with the city and county of San Francisco, California, to deliver free, high-speed outdoor public WiFi service up and down the Market Street corridor. The free WiFi will be available starting from the intersection of Market and Castro Streets, down to the pedestrian corridor at the Embarcadero, one of the most heavily foot-trafficked thoroughfares in the world.

In July, San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee announced plans to install free WiFi for the general public at 31 parks, plazas and open spaces across San Francisco, including at Civic Center Plaza and Union Square, partnership with Google. The installation of free wireless internet service in City parks will begin in Spring 2014, and all 31 sites are expected to be fully completed and ready for use by San Francisco’s residents and visitors by Summer 2014.

San Francisco currently has 130 miles of fiber optic cable beneath its streets. This fiber network provides high-speed internet to many of the city’s municipal buildings, neighborhood firehouses, police stations, recreational facilities, science facilities, and educational institutions.

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