Miami Beach's old citywide Wi-Fi system will soon disappear, making way for a free Wi-Fi system at selected public facilities.
That means logging on through the city’s old system in the month of April will get increasingly difficult, with more service interruptions.
But the new free Wi-Fi system has already been installed at select municipal facilities including: City Hall, the parking garage behind City Hall, 1701 Meridian (formerly known as the 777 Building), the Scott Rakow Youth Center and the North Shore Youth Center.
The new Wi-Fi signal system is stronger and faster than the older system, and users have already logged hundreds of hours of use, according to the city.
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The commission voted in September 2013 to stop funding the Miami Beach Wi-Fi Project beginning in fiscal year 2014. In 2014, the city ended the operation and maintenance contract with IBM, which ran the system. The system was scheduled to come offline May, 1 2015.