Mayor says free internet access coming downtown
Mayor Ben Blake issued a press release today saying that visitors and patrons of downtown Milford will soon be able to access the internet for free.
Blake said he will announce the start of the service Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m., beside the memorial flag pole on the green.
“Since Milford’s founding, the downtown green has been the place where our community comes together,” Blake said. “By keeping pace with the advances in technology and transforming our downtown into a high-tech place to meet, we will maintain our great history and tradition as the Milford green will continue to be the hub of activity for our city.”
Blake said the city partnered with the Milford Technology Advisory Council (MTAC), a volunteer organization comprised of local technology professionals and hobbyists, as well as several sponsoring merchants, to enhance the downtown experience for the growing number of visitors with wi-fi-enabled phones, tablets and laptops
When launched, the wireless network will appear as “Milford Downtown Wifi” and visitors will be directed to a browser page to acknowledge the Acceptable Use Policy.
The Milford Technology Advisory Council used products from Meraki, an innovator in wireless technologies, which city officials said will make network expansion downtown simpler and less expensive for sponsors.
"Merchants and visitors to downtown will now be able to combine the uniqueness of the shops in the area with the technological advances the web brings consumers," Blake said. "Downtown Milford is now even more of a hot spot.”