Huntsville adds WiFi to public parks and rec centers

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Mayor Tommy Battle revealed a plan to bring WiFi to more Huntsville park and recreation centers.

The mayor said it's an important step to making sure Huntsville is a technology advanced city.

"In the Digital Age and especially in a city at the forefront of technological advancement, Internet access should be widespread," said Mayor Battle. "By adding to the many areas in which broadband is available, we amplify productivity and the opportunity to bring connectivity to our athletic and recreational venues."

Internet service will now be available at Big Spring Park, inside the downtown Courthouse and around the Courthouse Square, at the Burritt Museum, Natatorium, Huntsville Depot, John Hunt Park, the Jaycee Building and the Huntsville Tennis Center.

This most recent expansion will also add access points to Merrimack Park, Veteran's Memorial Park, along with numerous sites in Brahan Spring Park including the Recreation Center, Miracle League Fields, Parks & Recreation Administration building, North and South Soccer Fields and the Horseshoe Pits.

The wireless system also adds extra security by allowing the city to install Internet connected cameras to monitor its facilities.

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