The City of Palo Alto celebrated the launch of its new public WiFi service with a "virtual" ribbon cutting on Dec. 15 at City Hall. The new service is free and available to the public.
The City of Palo Alto is committed to providing high-quality, outdoor WiFi as more workers and residents turn to laptops, tablets and smartphones to get their work done. In addition to the City's focus on migrating its own employees to laptops, an increasing percentage of the workforce uses tablets and smart phones for their work, and to ensure a seamless, connected experience, most City-owned sites were recently upgraded to enterprise-class WiFi. This capability has also been extended to provide connectivity to the many guests who visit the City’s facilities every day as employee and guests simply search for the Palo Alto OverAir WiFi name and connect to it. During the process of completing this project, City staff extended the new WiFi capabilities into King Plaza in front of Palo Alto City Hall. Now, staff and community members can connect anytime from this outdoor area.