BuffaloWiFi.org (NY) expands coverage to Erie Basin Marina, Niagara Square and several City Hall Locations

Eleven local government, commercial and not for profit organizations have joined together to develop a series of free internet access areas. Lafayette Square was used as a pilot in 2003 and several new locations are now available. More installations are under consideration and talks are ongoing regarding access and sponsorship. Distinctive blue stickers showing the sponsors and instructions for use have been placed in areas that have this service (contacts above for graphic). Each site presents a unique page of information about the local area with a map and neighborhood information. Using the approaches created for these locations, many areas around the region could easily duplicate the access.

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(PRWEB) August 20, 2004

WHAT:    Several new locations join Lafayette Square with free public internet access

The team that represents BuffaloWiFi.org announces that several new locations are now available. Free internet access is now available in the Erie Basin Marina, Niagara Square, City Council Chambers, Mayor’s Office, City Hall Lobby, City Hall Telecommunications conference room.

WHO:        

Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA)

InfoTech Niagara

Thinwires

Verizon

Cisco Systems

The City of Buffalo NY

Buffalo Place

ChoiceOne Online

Computer SOS

ITX

UB School of Informatics

WHEN:    Availability August 19, 2004

Eleven local government, commercial and not for profit organizations have joined together to develop a series of free internet access areas. Lafayette Square was used as a pilot in 2003 and several new locations are now available. More installations are under consideration and talks are ongoing regarding access and sponsorship. Distinctive blue stickers showing the sponsors and instructions for use have been placed in areas that have this service (contacts above for graphic). Each site presents a unique page of information about the local area with a map and neighborhood information. Using the approaches created for these locations, many areas around the region could easily duplicate the access.

Contacts

ECIDA, Les Hoffman, Director of Technology – 716-856-6525 x109

infoTech Niagara, Brian Griffin, Executive Director – 716-856-8123 x239

Thinwires – Michael Kasprzyk, CEO – 866-736-6851

Verizon – Larry Cobado, Outside Construction Manager, 716-677-0668

Cisco Systems – Dave Witczak, Major Accounts Manager – 716-446-5310

The City of Buffalo – Tom Tarapacki, Director of Telecommunications – 716-851-4297

Buffalo Place – W. Morgan Smith , Manager of Exterior Space – 716-856-3150

ChoiceOne Online – Eric Nagel – Manager of Operations – 716-853-1331

Computer SOS – Tim Stives, President – 716-635-0086

ITX – Jonathan Coupal, VP – 716-570-7070

UB School of Informatics – A. Paul Chacko – Network Administrator – 716-645-3502 x1213

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