A pilot project has been approved that will provide public Wi-Fi for one year at Gage Park.
The city’s general issues committee has approved Councillor Matthew Green’s motion while also voting to explore the feasibility of installing the technology in parks across the city and in its rural communities.
One councillor questioning if it’s really in the best interest of teens, is Ward 7’s Donna Skelly.
She insists they young people are “bombarded 24-7″ and are “bullied”, and sometimes “need a chance to unplug”. Skelly adds what better place to do so than a park.
Green has said that the pilot, which will be paid for using cell tower revenues, is about “digital equity”.