Published on December 17th, 2013 | by Alexis Argent0
Ruckus Wireless Delivers Free High-Speed Outdoor Public Wi-Fi Access to Millions of Residents and Visitors in San Francisco
Ruckus Wireless have announced a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco, delivering free, high-speed outdoor public Wi-Fi in the City’s world-famous Market Street corridor. The service will start from the intersection of Market and Castro Streets and spread down to the pedestrian corridor at the Embarcadero, one of the most heavily foot-trafficked thoroughfares in the world.
The new free public Wi-Fi service is named ‘_San_Francisco_Free_WiFi’, and will be a key part of the City’s multi-phase initiative to offer free public Wi-Fi in and around San Francisco.
This partnership between San Francisco’s Department of Technology and Ruckus required technical staff to design, build and deploy a world-class Wi-Fi network capable of delivering a high-speed online access to users while acting as a reliable utility for existing and future City services.
Because San Francisco is at the world’s epicenter of technology innovation and use, residents, visitors and even businesses now have a fundamental expectation for pervasive wireless connectivity,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “We have gone to great lengths to build the foundation to deliver on these expectations with the best Wi-Fi technology we could find right in our own backyard.”
Ruckus and San Francisco share a similar vision of the vital importance in providing pervasive, reliable wireless connectivity to people who rely on getting online everyday to work, play, and live,” said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. With the explosive growth of the mobile Internet and mobile Internet applications, high-speed Wi-Fi access is now viewed as a non-negotiable utility. We are proud to have been chosen as the foundation and technology provider for delivering such a valuable service to the City of San Francisco.”
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