Public wireless expo this Friday

From 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, the public is invited to gather in the City Hall Rotunda, 350 S. 5th St., to check out exhibits and watch a demonstration on citywide wireless service in Minneapolis. The expo will consist of booths and displays featuring wireless and handheld devices, a dispatch system for emergency workers, gunfire detection system, and mapping applications.

City leaders will lead a presentation from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in which they’ll discuss improving city services and keeping residents connected to city government using wireless technology.

Most of downtown and parts of Midtown currently have wireless access through the city’s provider, US Internet. Southwest is the next area scheduled to receive service, with implementation expected to finish this month.

Many city officials have also had wireless capabilities for months, such as police, fire and animal control workers.

Contact Mary O’Regan at moregan@mnpubs.com or 436-5088.