Public Wi-Fi Coming To Chinatown and Penn Quarter
July 11-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Microsoft and the District will host the Worldwide Partners Conference, a five-day partner event offering opportunities for businesses to network and build connections with the WPC. As a tremendous bonus to the public, free Wi-Fi spots will be coming to the Chinatown and Penn Quarter neighborhood.
The city will activate publicly available wireless internet several days before Microsoft welcomes some 10,000 international delegate to the conference, which are to remain in place permanently after the conference ends. The goal is to help propel D.C.’s economy in one of the city’s busiest commercial and destination neighborhoods. The hotspots are powered by the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer, and powered by DC-Net.