The city worked closely with the New Hanover County School System to identify areas with the greatest need for extended wireless access.
In an effort to expand internet access to more Wilmington residents – a priority of the Wilmington City Council – the City of Wilmington has worked alongside New Hanover County, New Hanover County School System, and Live Oak Bank to provide free, outdoor WiFi zones throughout the city.
- Where are the WiFi zones?
In addition to the sites provided by New Hanover County and New Hanover County School System, the city has three active sites at Maides Park, MLK Community Center, and Wilmington Police Department. The city worked closely with the New Hanover County School System to identify areas with the greatest need for extended wireless access.
- How does it work?
Signs are posted at the three active sites identifying the WiFi zones and include network information. Anyone can use the WiFi as long as they are within reach of the WiFi signal, which extends about 300 feet.
- Will there be more locations?
Yes! Staff is in the process of identifying other locations and assessing any infrastructure needs to support the WiFi zones. Future sites will include both indoor and outdoor locations.