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Kalamazoo to offer free public Wi-Fi at Bronson Park starting Friday

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The City of Kalamazoo announced Friday that it would offer free Wi-Fi at Bronson Park, starting at Friday's 'Lunchtime Live' event, and continuing moving forward.

In a release Friday morning, city officials said that Mayor Bobby Hopewell would make the announcement from the Rotary Stage at the park at noon.

"Access to the services and information available on the internet is increasingly becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity in our lives, whether we’re applying for a job, paying our bills, or studying for class,” said Mayor Hopewell. “We are excited to start offering Wi-Fi in Bronson Park, but this is only the first step in the work ahead to ensure that every resident of our city has access to these resources.”

The city reports that Wi-Fi service was among the most requested additions during the city's Bronson Park Master Planning process which took place in 2015.

A capital campaign is underway to raise funds for more improvements listed in the plan.

Lunchtime Live runs every Friday at Bronson Park, through September 29, with live music and food trucks for attendees. For more information, click here.

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