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Free Wi-Fi comes to two Iowa City parks

Chauncey Swan Park next to the Chauncey building in Iowa City, Iowa on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazett
Chauncey Swan Park next to the Chauncey building in Iowa City, Iowa on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — You now can browse, shop and chat online from two of Iowa City’s parks.

The city of Iowa City announced Thursday it has partnered with ImOn Communications to offer free Wi-Fi in Riverfront Crossings and Chauncey Swan parks. Chauncey Swan Park is adjacent to City Hall and home to the Iowa City Farmers Market.

“Not only will this new Wi-Fi location provide another safe place for Iowa City residents to access the internet during the pandemic. It will also be a great addition to the parks and the Farmers Market when we are able to gather there again safely,” Ashley Monroe, assistant city manager, said in a statement.

ImOn’s Wi-Fi network is commercial grade and state of the art, the city said. The high-speed, 10-gigabyte fiber network will be accessible throughout the parks and the Chauncey Swan parking ramp.

“ImOn Communications is pleased to continue our partnership with the xity of Iowa City to bring free Wi-Fi service to additional locations in Iowa City,” Patrice Carroll, CEO of ImOn, said in a statement. “We are proud to be able to help community members access the internet safely and conveniently.”

The city said it is working to bring free Wi-Fi to other locations in the city.

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