Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is now available in downtown Las Vegas, thanks to a partnership between the city and LV.Net.
LV.Net has installed new Ruckus Wireless Beamflex radios in areas of downtown Las Vegas, which provide high-speed internet access and are compatible with all devices, including mobile devices. It currently has a download and upload speed of 1 megabit per second. Once connected to the free Wi-Fi, downtown visitors with a Wi-Fi-enabled device can work, shop, play, search, and check email for free in any outdoor space, all without ever having to leave downtown. The landing page for the Wi-Fi network also gives information on downtown events and activities. The enhanced network is now available along the Fremont Street Experience, Fremont East, and is coming soon to the government corridor near Lewis Avenue and by Las Vegas City Hall.
The Las Vegas City Council in July approved a contract with LV.Net to allow the company to install equipment on the city’s street poles and rights-of-way to create a network for free Wi-Fi in the open areas of downtown.