Free Wireless Internet - For Now - Near St. Paul Harbor
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
July, Eric Romero, owner of Coastline Computers of Alaska, won a bid from the Kodiak
Harbormaster's office to install wireless internet in Kodiak's harbors. The
service was supposed to be available in Saint Paul Harbor, downtown, in late
July, but only just became available three weeks ago. While
Romero said the process definitely took longer than he expected, the good news
is the service is free, at least for now.
-- (Harbor WiFi 1 :05 "For
now it's just ...there will be a charge.")
While the service was meant
specifically for the harbor, Romero said it has been accessible from various
buildings along Shelikof Street. He said people are more than welcome to use
the service, which is called Emerald Island Wireless, and give him any feedback
on how it works.
said he expects to start charging for the service in the next few weeks.
-- (Harbor WiFi 2 :11 "We're
thinking $14.99 ...we'll go from there.")
said buildings along Shelikof are more than welcome to pay for continued use of
the internet. He said he hopes to install another access point that will face
away from the harbor, toward downtown, allowing various shops and bars to also
use the wireless.