Bamboowifi to Launch Service in Philly Oct 24

October 14, 2015

Bamboowifi will open our network in Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties Philadelphia on Saturday, October 24 at noon, providing free Wi-Fi service to neighborhood residents and park goers as the first step in our new vision of “Free Wi-Fi Everywhere.”

The launch will take place on the first birthday celebration of N3rd Street, Philadelphia’s tech corridor. The free Wi-Fi hotspot will cover Liberty Lands Park, providing no-cost, subscription-free internet service to the local community.

Led by Bamboowifi, the initiative was made possible through the support of a key strategic partner, the Philadelphia “N3rd Street” tech corridor, led by Jarvus Innovations. Jarvus has spearheaded efforts to provide the physical location for the network infrastructure, offering its own location as an access point for Bamboowifi equipment.

Bamboowifi will build the hotspot, launch and manage service—working to ensure sustainable, free internet access for the local community.

Anyone with a Wi-Fi–enabled device within the service zone will have free access to the internet, helping reduce connection costs for users by saving them money on their cellular data plans.

We see the Liberty Lands Hotspot as the first step in offering city-wide, free Wi-Fi in Philadelphia. With it as our proof of concept, we look to expand farther into the surrounding neighborhoods.

We plan to begin, with the help of Jarvus, by establishing a “N3rd Street Corridor” that covers the entire N3rd Street corridor of North 3rd Street from Market Street to Girard Avenue, forming a landmark symbol of Philadelphia tech innovation and cooperation.

The N3rd Street birthday party will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 12:00–5:00pm in Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties Philadelphia, and is open to the public.

— For questions on this release, please contact:

James Gregory Vice President & CMO [email protected] 302-383-5718


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