Better Connectivity for Cooperstown

Wifi Hotspot to be installed

COOPERSTOWN, NY (WUTR)--- More people will be able to access WiFi Cooperstown. New York State Senator, James Seward, announced $250,000 for a WiFi hotspot project.

 Main Street will become a prime WiFi location with desecrate hot spot access points located on the tops of buildings. MIDTEL, a telecommunications company, will be installing the WiFi.

"One access point can go about 120 feet to 180 feet, so its not a huge area that an access point can do," explained Jim Becker, President of MIDTEL. We are going to need 20-25 of them."

WiFi prices will vary in price and time duration, but a free option will be offered as well. The historic downtown is becoming more modernized in order to adapt to the needs of residents and visitors.

"Cooperstown is a major contributor to our region's economy, because it is a tourism Mecca," Seward said. "So, when travelers come to the village of Cooperstown, it is absolutely essential to give them a first class experience."

Senator Seward said this connectivity will do more than just provide individuals with easy access to their social media and email accounts.

"The new WiFi hot spot will enhance communications for both visitors and residents alike," Seward explained. "[It will] open the door for local businesses to better promote their products and their services. The new system can also be a life line in the event of an emergency."



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