The San Pedro Town Council has outfitted Central Park in downtown San Pedro, Ambergris Caye with equipment to provide free WiFi service to island residents. The ‘WiFi in the Park’ is a project launched between all the municipalities of Belize, along with Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) in order for residents to stay connected and have an enjoyable time at the park. The service in San Pedro was launched over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
The Government of Belize is also involved with the project; Area Representative Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. worked alongside with the Town Council to have this project completed on the island. Heredia indicates that the service is part of government’s commitment to the resident of Ambergris Caye.
Mayor Daniel Guerrero states that the concept to offer free wireless internet service at Central Park was in the works prior to the recent municipal elections; he hopes that the Town Council can provide it at Boca del Rio Park, as well, in the near future.
The internet service at the park is in an open access system with no password required to connect. Once you log into the “Welcome to GOB Wi-Fi” network you are required to accept the terms and conditions of the service. The terms include that a.) Guests will be limited to use of the service for 1 hour per day and b.) A maximum of 100 simultaneous users will be able to connect to the wireless network at any given time.
The service is coming at no cost to SPTC and will be provided by BTL.