December 20th, 2007
| | Posted in General
The group of computer consultants likes to gather at the Parliament Pub on Fridays for a beer.
And now that their favourite watering hole is wireless, they can surf while they sip.
“It’s a great bonus,” says owner Stanley Lithwick.
The pub, facing the Parliament Buildings on Wellington St., is the seventh location in the capital to go wireless through a fledgling project aimed at helping public spaces, including parks, restaurants, bars and stores, become wireless hotspots.
The non-profit Ottawa-Gatineau WiFi, or ogWiFi for short, hopes to emulate successful community wireless projects in other cities like Montreal. There, Ils Sans Fils is now used by more than 40,000 people in 140-plus spaces.
Great idea Northern Ontario. Steve