The City of Vancouver will expand free public wifi to the plazas surrounding the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre.
Telus will use the latest technology to fully integrate wifi in the plazas and improve indoor cellular coverage at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, the city said.
The #VanWifi project previously saw the delivery of free public wifi at 42 community centres and other civic facilities.
“This project allows us to expand our digital reach and further connect people in our public spaces,” said Chief Technology Officer Jessie Adcock.
“Public and private partnerships, like these with TELUS and Shaw Communications, are essential to evolve as a city and improve and expand our digital infrastructure.”
The deployment of #VanWifi is free and has no cost to the City of Vancouver. The project is a key pillar in the City of Vancouver’s Digital Strategy.
The City of Vancouver and TELUS are targeting completion of phase three in 2020, city added.
There are currently 768 free public wifi locations in Vancouver.