October 1, 2014 12:46 pm
Updated: October 1, 2014 2:12 pm

Calgary’s free public Wi-Fi expands to 9 new locations

Apps on an iPhone are shown in Washington Tuesday, May 21, 2013, showing the Twitter and Facebook apps among others. More and more people are using WiFi to cut down on cellphone data usage.

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CALGARY – The City of Calgary has announced nine new locations where their free public Wi-Fi will soon be available.

There is no cost to the city or users for the Wi-Fi service, which is being provided by Shaw, the parent company of Global News.

Since the launch of the public Wi-Fi service in May of 2014, there have been more than 163,000 connections.

The first locations to receive public Wi-Fi were Devonian Gardens, Chinook LRT Station, Village Square Leisure Centre and Southland Leisure Centre.

New locations include:

  • Shaw Millennium Park
  • Shaganappi Point LRT Station
  • Maple Ridge Golf Course
  • Shaganappi Golf Course
  • Father David Bauer/Norma Bush Arenas
  • Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon Arenas
  • Henry Viney/Stu Hendry Arenas (service available end of October 2014)
  • Optimist/George Blundun Arenas (service available end of October 2014)
  • Ernie Starr Arena (service available end of October 2014)

There are now a total of 13 locations offering public Wi-Fi, with more locations to be added in the near future.

The most popular location based on guest connections is the Chinook LRT Station, with over 63,000 users connecting.

The most popular location for long-term web surfing is Devonian Gardens.

To access the Wi-Fi, look for “ShawGuest WIFI” on your Wi-Fi list.

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