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Mayor Walsh announces 'Wicked Free WiFi'

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Mayor Marty Walsh officially launched "Wicked Free WiFi," a free Boston public wireless network, on Wednesday.

There are more than 170 access points within the network, including a 1.5-square-mile concentration in Grove Hall.

"Closing the digital divide and providing free public Wi-Fi in our neighborhoods is essential," said Mayor Walsh. "We want every Bostonian to have the same opportunities in today’s digital world.

Boston's fiber network BoNet is supporting the Internet connection in public areas.

Plans are in progress to connect Boston’s 20 neighborhood Main Street programs, with an estimated 130 access points. Boston will continue to increase public Wi-Fi access points.

Current Wicked Free Wi-Fi areas include:
•    Grove Hall
•    Roxbury/Dudley
•    Allston
•    Boston Common
•    Charlestown
•    Choice Neighborhood – areas of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Grove Hall
•    City Hall
•    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
•    Faneuil Hall
•    Dorchester
•    Hyde Park
•    South Boston

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