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Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots Available in Downtown Tampa

Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced the locations earlier this week.

Seven Wi-Fi hot spots for the public's use have been designated in downtown Tampa by Mayor Bob Buckhorn, according to a story in the Tampa Bay Times.

The locations were chosen to accommodate city residents and workers, Buckhorn said.

The hot spots are:

  • Tampa Municipal Office Building lobby
  • Tampa City Council's lobby
  • City Council's chambers
  • Tampa Police Department lobby
  • Lobby of the Development Services Center
  • Conference room of the DSC
  • Solid Waste Department lobby

Users should search for "COT Public WiFi" and agree to the terms, the story said. About $9,500 was spent on equipment and installation, and $5,000 more on Internet and software maintenance charges, the story said.

Other hot spots are being explored that include Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park downtown.

What do you think about the new Wi-Fi spots? What suggestions do you have for others? Tell us in the comments.

Eileen February 07, 2013 at 04:23 PM
How about Bayshore Blvd? What fun to sit on one of the benches on a lovely evening and tech out ! What about Fred Ball Park?
eric walker February 08, 2013 at 08:22 PM
i love gowing to bayshor blvd.
Maria Cavallaro February 09, 2013 at 02:28 AM
Bayshore for sure. Fred Ball Park & Ballast Point Park.
John Mackey March 09, 2013 at 07:51 PM
A company named Tampa Bay Connect has installed wifi in my apartment building(Magnolia Place) here in South Tampa, maybe they could expand to other areas. That would be nice.

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