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D.C. Offers Free Wi-Fi Along National Mall

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WASHINGTON, September 10, 2010 - The District of Columbia has launched Wi-Fi along the National Mall, announced Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and District Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak this week.

The new free, wireless hotspots from the project DC Wifi cover the mall from 3rd Street on the east to 14th Street on the west.

The D.C. government installed the new hotspots in collaboration with federal and private-sector partners. Federal partners include the U.S. Agriculture and Commerce departments, General Services Administration, National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. Private-sector partners include Cisco, which donated network hardware, and Level 3, which donated internet services.

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