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Free Downtown Wi-Fi Test Launches for Kars on King Event

Durham Broadband is piloting a fast and free ‘Connected Corridor’ ahead of Kars on King event.

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have partnered with Durham Broadband, an affiliate of Oshawa Power, and the Downtown Oshawa Business Alliance to install a pilot Wi-Fi area supporting the downtown core businesses. The ‘Connected Corridor’ spans four downtown blocks along King St., starting at Centre St. and running up to Mary St. When in the area, visitors will be encouraged to use their smartphones ― they need only log in once to obtain Wi-Fi in the corridor and receive meal deals and business promotions directly to their device, AND Durham Broadband’s blazing fast connection speeds for all of their Internet-connected needs during their visit to downtown Oshawa.

Infrastructure and businesses need to keep up with demand, and creating Wi-Fi-accessible areas for the community is the project’s underpinning.  A successful pilot project could lead to the installation of a more permanent and widely available network for the downtown area.

Ivano Labricciosa, CEO Oshawa Power and Durham Broadband
Ivano Labricciosa, CEO of Durham Broadband

“This is one of the many projects that support community needs and demonstrates Durham Broadband’s agility and ability to build the infrastructure needed to create a modern city, “said Ivano Labricciosa, President and CEO of Oshawa Power.

Domenic Albis, President of Downtown Oshawa Business Alliance (DOBA), supports a permanent approach to this pilot, stating, “This level of connectivity will open the doors to creating a more connected, digitally-enabled and prosperous community.”

Thanks to the Downtown Oshawa Business Alliance and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce for their support in promoting the ‘Connected Corridor’ with signs and banners for instructions on using the service and sign-in process.