The City of West Hollywood has launched WeHo Wi-Fi, the City’s first major free outdoor public Wi-Fi network. The new Wi-Fi network spans the entire length of Santa Monica Boulevard within West Hollywood utilizing a network of powerful Wi-Fi 6 access points installed at traffic light intersections and select transit shelters along the boulevard that provide robust Wi-Fi coverage.
The City’s WeHo Wi-Fi network will provide free outdoor Wi-Fi connectivity to members of the public, including residents, businesses, visitors, and city staff members who are working in the field. In addition, the free outdoor public Wi-Fi network is also available at West Hollywood Park, including the Aquatic and Recreation Center, and at the Plummer Park Community Center. Members of the public may access the WeHo Wi-Fi network via mobile device by selecting ‘WeHo Wi-Fi’ and agreeing to the terms of service.
Public Wi-Fi is not designed to be used inside buildings, or inside a vehicle, moving or stationary, and while the City strives to keep the Wi-Fi operational at all times, the service may be unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances like weather, Internet provider outages, network upgrades, or technical issues. The City does not have access to your device, nor does it collect any personal information. However, the WeHo Wi-Fi system does collect statistics such as device type, operating system, and Wi-Fi usage that will help better serve the public as this service grows.
With the rapid growth of technology and the increasing demand for connectivity, the City of West Hollywood believes that providing free outdoor public Wi-Fi is an important service that can make a significant difference in the lives of people who live, work, and visit West Hollywood.
For additional information please visit the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Wi-Fi website information page at www.weho.org/services/weho-wi-
I read the Q and A about the new city wi-fi system being promoted.The city stated the system will be similar to ones found in coffee shops and hotels.The system will be open which means no password will be required and the system will not use the WPA2 security protocol,common in home routers.
You will not be secure with such a system.If you want to use this system often,it would be wise to use a VPN set-up to secure any wi-fi transmissions,especailly if you will be sharing sensitive data (legal,financial,etc).