a couple of years or so ago in the downtown business area. It’s
gone over so well and the use of it has grown so much that the City of
Portsmouth will be expanding our free wi-fi area.
This new expansion will include most areas of the town,
and that is great news! Terrific news for residents and
businesses alike! And I’d bet our visitors will be loving having
access to free wireless internet while visiting our lovely seaside
country are giving up their wi-fi networks, due to a variety of
reasons, mostly high costs of maintaining them and/or the systems that
were put in place were too complicated. Many of those cities and
towns put their networks in place all at once, instead of phasing them
in slowly, which meant the systems grew outdated all at once due to
advancing technologies, and some found that their ‘partners’ in these
wi-fi systems just disappeared as the costs increased.
These are all things that Portsmouth has managed to buck the trend on.
How’d we do that, you ask?