A green and speedier Wi-Fi network to keep the blues away

19, Oct, 2010 Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

According to a recent survey by the Wi-Fi Alliance published in the New York Times, 75% of American respondents said that a week without Wi-Fi would leave them grumpier than a week without coffee or tea. To make sure the thousands of Greenway Wi-Fi users who’ve logged on since the network’s launch in July are happy, we’ve been busy improving the free network; making it greener, faster, and more reliable.

A newly installed solar powered Wi-Fi access point sits atop a storage unit at Dewey Square Park.

Most visibly, we’ve added to the network’s stability with another access point in Dewey Square Park – and this one is solar powered!  Soon, two more solar-powered units will be added.

The launch of a second “broadcast” point on the roof of City Hall has made the entire network faster. And tweaking the network settings has helped make connecting easier and more consistent.

So take your laptop outside and enjoy the free and green Wi-Fi network on the Greenway. Bring a coffee or tea too!