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City Signs Agreement for Free Wi/Fi Downtown

August 24, 2011
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08/25/11 Plymouth City Attorney Nelson Chipman presented two lease agreements during this week’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.  The agreements are with wireless internet providers. The lease will allow D.C. Tech Solutions Inc. to place their antenna on the city’s two water towers and the radio tower at the fire department. According to the agreement, no money will change hands, but the company will provide internet service to all city buildings except the fire station. They will also provide FREE wi/fi services for the downtown area. The lease is for three years.

A similar lease agreement was also entered into with Fourway Computer Products, Inc. The lease will also be for three years. The company will pay $50 per month for the right to put equipment the radio tower at the fire department. They will also provide internet service to the fire station.

The matter has been in the hands of Chipman and others for several weeks. The two companies are competitors and stipulations such as frequencies and equipment location had to be worked out prior to the lease agreements begin put in place.

Although not on the agenda, Board Member Mike Delp asked that an area onBaker Streeton the north side ofPlymouthHigh Schoolbe looked at. He said, “My eyes were opened this week when I saw some 30 kids walking where there are no curbs and sidewalks. There are white lines painted on the street to designate walking paths.

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