Cleveland/Bradley Chamber Announces Public WIFI Access Now Available
Friday, September 25, 2020
The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce announces the completion of a collaborative project to provide public Wi-Fi access in their parking lot at the Village Green Town Center to aid students who may not have reliable internet access at their homes. The project is a partnership between the Chamber, Bradley Cleveland Public Education Foundation, The City of Cleveland and its WiFi Task Force, Gibson Woods Retreat, Inc. and Cleveland City Schools.
Ken Webb, City councilman and a member of the Task Force stated, “I want to thank the individuals and groups involved in making WiFi available to anyone in the area around our local Chamber of Commerce.
This free to the public service will benefit students and others without access to the internet in their homes. As we continue to deal with Covid-19 and access issues to the internet, we must give our area students every opportunity to pursue their education. This is a step forward in that direction.”
The WiFi network—“CityWifi2g”—can be accessed at all times from the parking lot directly in front of the Chamber’s office building at 225 Keith St. SW on the south side of the Village Green Town Center, extending to the Village Office Building across the parking area.
"I appreciate the partnership between the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and Cleveland City Schools. Both organizations are dedicated to ensuring a healthy and productive workforce for our community. The new public WiFi at the Chamber's office is a great way for families without home internet to access important information online. I also appreciate the Bradley Cleveland Public Education Foundation and Cleveland City Councilman Ken Webb for their assistance with this project. The school board and our students are grateful for this new opportunity," said Dr. Russell Dyer, Cleveland director of schools.
Chamber President/CEO Mike Griffin added that programming for the access point was donated by Jeff Cocks, owner of Corporate Network Solutions and the chairman of the city’s task force. “Jeff has carved out a portion of the Chamber’s internet service for the access and also ensured that the appropriate content filtering and site blocking is in place. On behalf of the Chamber, we are happy to provide this service to the community," said Mr. Griffin.
The Chamber asks that anyone using the WiFi access during office hours leave the Chamber’s reserved parking spaces open. Any service issues should be directed to a member of the City staff at 423-593-6912. Leave a message if there is no answer.