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Get into the Hotzone

Free Wireless Internet NetworkMilwaukee was among the first cities in the United States to provide wireless Internet access in public spaces. Pere Marquette Park and Cathedral Square Park have been "freespots," or wireless access points for public use, since June 2003. Milwaukee Public Library also provides Internet service around all its libraries throughout the city.

The system is powered by an internet connection on the top of the Zeidler Municipal Building. From there a directional signal is sent to transceivers near both of the parks. Finally, wireless signals are beamed out over the parks for public use. You are now in the "hot zone".


  1. Go to Pere Marquette Park (Third St. & Kilbourn Ave) or Cathedral Square Park (520 E. Wells St) with a wireless device. The wireless device can be a laptop, tablet, smartphone, other wifi-enabled device. These devices are required to support 802.11b at 2.4Ghz and an Internet browser.
  2. Look for the SSID “MILWIFI”. This is an open network with no password required.
  3. Connect.

You are now surfing Milwaukee's FREE WiFi Network!