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Public Library Announces Free Outdoor Wi-Fi

Pawtucket Public Library is now providing high-speed internet outside the building 24/7.   You can access it on its front walkway, bench, front steps and adjacent library parking lot while safely social distancing.  

This is a valuable resource for those who have no or limited Internet service at home, are experiencing a residential power outage, or are traveling around Rhode Island.  

This outside Wi-Fi access is part of an exciting initiative by Ocean State Libraries to expand access to high-speed Internet across Rhode Island. Simply visit a participating library and connect your device to the network from your car or a cozy bench outside. The name of Pawtucket’s free outside Wi-Fi network is “Library_ParkingLot.”

This project has been made possible with generous funding from the Rhode Island Take It Outside initiative and the Rhode Island Foundation, with a generous donation of equipment from the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, and through partnerships with OSHEAN (Ocean State Higher Education Economic Development and Administrative Network) and your local public library.


Susan Reed, Library Director
Pawtucket Public Library
13 Summer Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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