Town of Ulster considers Wi-Fi service in three parks

Daily Freeman-1 year before

Town Supervisor James Quigley said there would be no cost to the town for the installations at Charles Rider Park, Robert E. Post Park and the Orlando Street softball field.

“This will benefit citizens of the town of Ulster if they are current customers of Charter-Spectrum,” Quigley said. “Utilizing their Wi-Fi systems, they will be able to connect wirelessly [to the Internet] when they visit our public facilities.”

“The equipment will be operated by Charter at no cost to the [property owner], except for power costs,” Charter states in the proposed contract with...the town. “The equipment includes hardware that will allow Charter to provide Wi-Fi and/or wireless service...."

Charter says on its Spectrum Cable website that the company currently offers about 550,000 Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide. Locally, clusters of internet connection locations are listed along Broadway in Kingston, in Uptown Kingston, near the Rondout Creek waterfront in Downtown Kingston, along U.S. Route 209 in Stone Ridge, in the Saugerties village business district, in the Ellenville business district, along the Albany Avenue/Ulster Avenue corridor in Kingston and the town of Ulster, and in the Woodstock business district.

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