WiFi Hot Spots make Seattle Parks part of the Future

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty

When I think about the central kernal of what Seattle is, I think about  technology seamlessly integrated into life.  And that can be seen in small things, like being named "The Smartest City in America" due to the highest number of graduate degrees and levels per capita.  Or the amount of innovators working on Green Living solutions that can be profitiable enough to involve the mainstream business world.

Compared to those, publically accessable WiFi might seem unimportant, but think about...being able to work in numerous public locations, or use your computer to work or communicate while watching your children play in the park, or even just stopping off quickly to get on the net for some essential bit of business during a busy traveling day.  It's the approaching future, and it's here now in Seattle.

The following parks and downtown locations have WiFi: Freeway, Occidental, Westlake, and Victor Steinbrueck Park, and it's also in the Plaza at City Hall.  Users should log in using seattlewifi as their link.

Comments (2)

Courtney Cooper
Cooper | Cartwright - Seattle, WA

Edy, this is awesome!  I completely agree with you!!!!  We should be a free WiFi city and why not start with the parks all over town?

Nov 12, 2009 04:29 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Edy, that's as great development. An ambitious plan was on tap here a few years ago; San Carlos (my town) and Sunnyvale (huge engineering center--the hub of Silicon Valley) were to be the first two cities on the Peninsula that had  free WiFi throughout. Then came the economic downturn and plans quietly fizzled out.

Kudos to Seattle!

Nov 15, 2009 05:52 AM