Downtown Vegas will be getting free wifi this year. You know I’m stoked. If there’s one thing you probably know about me is that I’m a wifi hog and always want access to wherever I go.
Jace Radke, city spokesman, said free Wi-Fi would be activated in two phases: The first phase will include an area bound by Charleston Boulevard on the south, U.S. 95 to the north, Interstate 15 to the west and Eighth Street to the east. Phase two will add an area bound by Charleston to the north, Wyoming Avenue to the south, Las Vegas Boulevard to the east and Main Street to the west.
Most of the combined area is populated by businesses and law offices but also included are four high-rise residential buildings.
Well, this first phase seems pretty useless for most people. The only major public space in that area is the World Market Center where people aren’t hanging out to use wifi. There are some small restaurants in the area but this isn’t really the part of Vegas I, or anyone I know, is hanging out. Now that I think of it the doctor’s office at the Lou Ruvo Clinic (above) has an atrium with a coffee shop where you can get some work done.
I’m hoping the second phase opens up free wifi to the Fremont East area. There are bars and restaurants where you can set up a laptop and do a little work.