This morning, Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr’s Broadband Task Force flipped the switch on and checked off a major accomplishment – free public Wi-Fi in the downtown district.
This Broadband Task Force objective came to fruition Wednesday morning during a “Connecting” ceremony at the Depot Plaza.
This accomplishment was made possible thanks to a public-private partnership. In January 2019, Microsoft supplied a $150,000 donation to the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Foundation with funds going towards the execution of public broadband access in the Cheyenne Depot Plaza. Charter Communications was then commissioned to install the broadband connectivity.
“Thank you, Microsoft, for your investment into our community,” Mayor Orr said during January’s press conference announcement. “I know this is just the beginning and how better to pilot this Wi-Fi project than at the Depot and then learn from that and take it into other areas of the community. What we really believe in is a public and private partnership. We don’t want this to be City owned. We want this to be a partnership.”