New Westminster's Wi-Fi pilot project extended until July 31
New Westminster's wireless internet pilot project has been extended until July 31.
It was set to conclude in December, but the city's telecom carrier wasn't able to install the back end pipe to allow for the system's capability to be expanded to allow more use for a longer period of time to be on the system until mid-December, said Alvin Chok, the city's manager of information technology.
He said instead of the system being able to handle 15 people for sessions lasting up to an hour, it is now capable of handling 30 people who can use the wireless for up to two hours at a time.
The project provides free WiFi to Queen's Park, Uptown and the public library. Mayor Wayne Wright has said he'd like to see it expand to all of the city.