Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 2:14 a.m., Thursday, October 18, 2007

City's satellite halls soon to offer free wi-fi service

Advertiser Staff

Free wi-fi is coming to the satellite city halls in November, Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced yesterday.

Skywave Broadband, Inc., will provide free wireless service at the City's 10 Satellite City Halls and will be responsible for supplying and installing the hardware, providing technical support, and establishing a separate broadband network to ensure the security of the City's existing system, a news release from the city said.

The service will be provided free to all users equipped with a wi-fi enabled device. The value of Skywave's five-year commitment to the City is estimated at $8,400 a year.

The City's Satellite City Halls are at Ala Moana Center, Pearlridge Center, Windward Mall, Fort Street, Hawaii Kai Corporate Plaza, Keolu Shopping Center, Kapolei Hale, Kapalama City Square, Wahiawa, and Waianae.

The City previously announced the installation of free wireless transmitters in Chinatown through a public-private partnership with Kokua Wireless; several City parks through the Hawaii Open Source Education Foundation; the Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall; Fasi Municipal Building; and the commuter ferry, TheBoat, through a donation by D.R. Horton.