March 2, 2016 1:39 pm
Updated: March 2, 2016 1:40 pm

Calgary’s free public Wi-Fi expands to 6 downtown CTrain stations

FILE: A four-car CTrain stops at a Calgary LRT station.

File: Global News

CALGARY – Free public Wi-Fi will now be available at six of the city’s downtown CTrain stations.

The City of Calgary announced Wednesday it would be expanding its public Wi-Fi services to include the following locations:

3 Street Station
4 Street Station
6 Street Station
7 Street Station
8 Street Station
Downtown West – Kerby Station

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Since the launch of the public Wi-Fi service in May 2014, the City of Calgary said hundreds of thousands of people have accessed Wi-Fi at city facilities.

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

The most popular location, based on guest connections, is the City Hall CTrain Station, with over 36,000 users connecting to the ShawGuest hotspot per month.

“The success of public Wi-Fi at our stations at Chinook, Shaganappi Point, City Hall, Centre Street and First Street demonstrates that Calgarians find value in the service,” Calgary Transit director Doug Morgan said in a news release. “Expanding public Wi-Fi to downtown CTrain stations is part of our Customer Commitment.

It’s about investing in projects and initiatives that positively impact the customer experience.”

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

“Our partnership with Shaw Communications allows us to make this service available to all citizens using our facilities,” City of Calgary’s chief information technology officer Heather Reed-Fenske said.

The service is available to any member of the general public and does not require a Shaw account.

“Calgarians love Wi-Fi and are using their personal devices to connect to the Internet while on-the-go more than ever before,” Shaw Communications consumer senior vice-president Chris Kucharski said.

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

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