Chicago beaches get free Wi-Fi

July 19, 2013 (CHICAGO)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District said starting Friday, July 19, 2013, free Wi-Fi is available at North Avenue, Osterman/Hollywood, Montrose, Foster and Rainbow beaches.

The city says free wireless will also be made available at other outdoor locations -- like parks, beaches and public plazas-- soon.

"In the coming months, we will build off of this initiative and the free wi-fi offered in Millennium Park by extending free wi-fi services to additional parks and public spaces throughout Chicago," Emanuel said in a statement.

The free wireless is possible through Everywhere Wireless, Cisco and the Chicago Park District.

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