Visitors to Piedmont and Grant Parks can now stay connected with their laptops, smartphones, tablets and other Wi-Fi enabled devices as part of an ongoing initiative to make Atlanta a leading technology city.
The city’s Department of Information Technology designed the Wi-Fi system to provide visitors with a fast and efficient Internet connection with a maximum throughput of 2-3 mbps within the hotspot zone coverage locations. The wireless network is supported through Comcast Business Internet Services. The network will support 1,000 – 2,000 concurrent Internet connections.
Visitors accessing Wi-Fi services in Piedmont and Grant Parks can connect by selecting the “CofAtlanta-Piedmontpark” or “CofAtlanta-Grant” network in their Wi-Fi settings.
The hotspot zones in Piedmont Park are the Greystone Pavilion, Tennis Center, Greensward Pavilion, Legacy Fountain area, the Visitor Center, Noguchi Playground, the Meadows and Park Tavern. The hotspot zones in Grant Park are the Grant Recreation Basketball and Tennis Courts, the pool and playground, the Cyclorama and picnic pavilions.
“By providing free Wi-Fi in two of the city’s largest and most visited parks – Grant Park, which is approximately 132 acres and Piedmont Park, approximately 185 acres– it allows every resident and visitor that enters these world-class parks to be connected at all times,” said George Dusenbury, Commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation. “Connectivity is essential, and this is an opportunity for the City of Atlanta to create a model project that can be used as an example as the city works to expand its wireless program throughout other areas of Atlanta.”