City Hall wireless access project nearing completion

The cabling work needed to bring wireless internet access to City Hall is nearing completion and is expected to be fully completed by the end of this month. The project, which began in May, involves adding wireless infrastructure to offices and conference rooms in City Hall as well as the fourth floor of the Flour Exchange building, where the City’s Information Technology staff are officed.

When completed, wireless access in City Hall and rented office space in the Flour Exchange will mean that individuals using their City-issued laptops within these buildings can automatically access the City network (department drives) and the internet at meetings or when they’re visiting another office. (Once logged in, employees using City-owned laptops won’t have to take special steps for wireless access.)

Contractors, vendors and other building visitors as well as employees using their personally-owned mobile devices (iPads, smartphones, tablets and laptops) will be able to access the internet via a separate guest connection. Instructions for connecting to the wireless network will be posted on IT’s webpage in late July.

Once this portion of the wireless access project is completed, plans call for extending wireless access to the City of Lakes building and Public Service Center. At this time, no start date has been set for this project.  



Published Jul 18, 2012