Sunday, May 26, 2024

As of Monday there is free wireless access for computers inside the Moore Youth Center, 12 Gilmore St., and at nearby Hoyt Field, said Ini Tomeu, the city’s public information officer, in a press release.

Linda Turner, information technology project manager, said in June that youth centers getting Wi-Fi are the priority, with assessments to be done over the summer and gear installed and working within “several months.” One more city park is also being eyed for the gear.

Hoyt’s ballfield itself does not have Wi-Fi access, but there is signal in the outside area surrounding the center, including the viewing stands around the ballfield, Tomeu said.

Other areas in the city that provide free Wi-Fi are all Cambridge Public Libraries; the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Ave.; the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave.; the Lombardi Building, 831 Massachusetts Ave., and the City Hall Annex at 344 Broadway.

All free Wi-Fi access points in the city are identified as “Cambridge Public Internet (CPI)” when a computer is looking for signals.

A meeting of the Cable TV, Telecommunications and Public Utilities Committee about the digital divide planned for June 23 was canceled when key personnel weren’t able to attend. The meeting is to be rescheduled for the fall, according to an aide to the committee’s chair, city councillor Henrietta Davis.