The City of Columbia City announced today that free public Wi-Fi service is now available in three locations across the city: downtown, Morsches Park, and at the Russel and Evelyn Fahl Aquatics Center. “This is just another amenity in our downtown, and at our parks, that attracts residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel. “Connectivity to the world is an enhancement that will draw new people to best parts of our community!” The Public Wi-Fi project was paid for by American Rescue Plan dollars and installed through SOS Communications, a Columbia City company. Users can access the network, when in the immediate downtown area, at Morsches Park, or at the Aquatics Center by going to their phone or tablet’s Wi-Fi settings and clicking the network named “Public Wi-Fi – City Hall” “Public Wi-Fi Morsches Park” and “Public Wi-Fi Aquatic Center”. Users of the service will agree to a few terms and conditions and then be able to check email, read the news, listen to music, or other activities.
The City has a fiber network that runs around the City to our buildings and substations. This network was used for the Free Wi-Fi network backbone. We are in the process of providing this service at Any Kids Dreamland in the near future.