Wi-Fi for downtown Ottawa, Gatineau delayed

CBC News

Plans to equip downtown Ottawa and areas of Gatineau with wireless internet are delayed for a few more months as the National Capital Commission scales back the idea.

The NCC has planned to launch free Wi-Fi Friday to help tourists browse the web on their mobile devices.

The original plan had large zones of free internet access but the costs were far beyond the budget, according to the NCC\’s director of digital communications.

Instead, the WiFi will only be in small pockets on Parliament Hill, the National War Memorial and other major tourist sites in the nation\’s capital. The new launch date is sometime in June.

\”When we opened the financial envelope, it was not necessarily in line with our budget,\” said Daniel Feeny.

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