February 8, 2016

Stay Connected! Riverfront Park Now Has Public Wi-Fi

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Riverfront Park, North Charleston's 11.5 acres premier gathering place along the Cooper River, has a new amenity – public Wi-Fi access. This new service allows residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors while staying connected on their mobile devices.

"People are increasingly looking to stay connected to information and their social networks while they enjoy the outdoors," said North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey. "Now you can achieve both at Riverfront Park."

Whether to exercise, meander along the walking trails, or for a family picnic, Riverfront Park is widely visited by outdoors-seekers looking to enjoy the scenic landscape along the banks of the Cooper River. Also, with more frequent major events, like the 4th of July Festival, Rockin' the River summer concert series, Lipton's Be More Tea Festival, and races like the soon to be held iFive:K, Riverfront Park is seeing ever increasing use.

"With existing events at the park and others planned, the 100mb public Wi-Fi service will enable event organizers to have a smooth and seamless use of the network for their internal operations," said Riverfront Park Manager, Lisa Reynolds. "Operations no longer have to hard wire a temporary network, in turn saving time and money," said Riverfront Park Manager, Lisa Reynolds.

Public Wi-Fi access at Riverfront Park is the 9th Wi-Fi deployment by the Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation's Charleston Free Wi-Fi initiative. "After deployments in West Ashley, Daniel Island and Downtown Charleston, it is terrific to add Riverfront Park to the roster of parks with public Wi-Fi access, said Charleston Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade.

Joining the Wi-Fi network at Riverfront Park is easy. When a visitor to Riverfront Park connects to their Wi-Fi, their browser will take them to a landing page, where they will see instructions and terms of service to access the Wi-Fi network.