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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 16, 2006

Could outdoor Wi-Fi become available downtown?

People sitting at sidewalk tables, bus stops or park benches in downtown Bellevue could soon be able to access the Internet from their laptops. As part of a plan being presented to the City Council tonight, open-air wireless Internet access would be available anywhere in the central business district, from City Hall to the Downtown Park and Bellevue Square.

With this pilot project, the city would evaluate the benefits, costs and popularity of this service over a six-month period. For details about the municipal wireless project, to be discussed during the City Council's study session (6 to 8 p.m., in the Council Conference Room at City Hall) consult the Municipal Wireless agenda item materials.

Other items coming up before Council on Monday, Oct. 16, include:

  • The Cascade Water Alliance's proposed 2007 budget. Cascade supplies the city's water, and its budget affects Bellevue's budget. For details about this study session item, see the Cascade Water Alliance Update.

  • A four-year contract with Premier Golf Centers, LLC, for the pro shop operation of the Bellevue Golf Course. Consult the Golf Course Contract materials for details about this subject, to be presented at the regular Council meeting, 8 to 10 p.m., in the Council chambers.

You can learn about all the topics coming up before the Council at both the study session and the regular meeting by consulting the agendas, available from the City Council Agendas page.

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Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-7810
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E-mail: council@bellevuewa.gov

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