How do you connect?
Contributed Rooftop Rights
Connect Akron thanks the owners of the buildings below for providing free access to their rooftops and power for the network's wireless access points.
Connect Akron links the wireless corridor to the rest of the digital world.
Wireless Internet has the ability to transform the everyday lives of businesses, hospitals, educators, visitors, students, and residents. Imagine transforming Akron through the endless possibilities of universal access.
The City of Akron in partnership with OneCommunity are building out a wireless network that will serve between 80,000 and 90,000 Akron residents and over 30,000 downtown workers. The total coverage area will include the University of Akron, museums, all three downtown hospitals and neighborhoods in North Hill, East Akron and Highland Square and may require the purchase of a wireless router/signal booster to achieve maximum signal strength.
Connect Akron focuses on closing digital divide and finding the opportunities and applications to shape Akron's future positioning Akron as a role model for communities around the world. The wireless corridor is an integral part in connecting Akron to the global economies of today as well as enhancing healthcare and education services and improving public safety. Connect Akron uses building rooftops and traffic signal lights as locations for mounting the wireless access points. Check out the status of the project and a database of questions and answers.