Earlier today, Mayor Byron W. Brown and Brian Gelfand, the President of Blue Wireless, announced that a new free WiFi hotspot corridor has been created on the city’s East Side. Jefferson Avenue, from East Delavan to Best Street, will now be WiFi friendly for merchants, residents, and anyone else looking to access free internet along the commercial corridor. Called the JEFFREE WI-FI network, the installation of of free WiFi is part of Mayor Brown’s plan to create a series of corridors throughout Buffalo (including Main Street downtown) where people can tap into free WiFi signals.
“Our business districts citywide are the economic engines of our neighborhoods and our JEFFREE WI-FI network ensures that every business and every resident along a significant stretch of Jefferson Avenue will have access to affordable, high speed internet,” said Mayor Brown. “As our inclusive City continues to grow, we must find ways to support the entrepreneurs who are driving technological advances and creating jobs. I thank Blue Wireless for partnering with us on the JEFFREE WI-FI network, as we make another targeted investment to further improve our city’s wireless infrastructure, moving us forward on the path to constant connectivity.”
“Blue Wireless is committed to the community we work in and this is a great investment for the residents and businesses along Jefferson Avenue who now have equal and open access to a unique broadband and internet platform,” said Gelfand. “I commend Mayor Brown for reaching out to us to further expand our original WIFI plan to include a 1.2 mile stretch along Jefferson Avenue. Together we are assisting efforts to close the digital divide in Buffalo and help residents access a utility that is becoming essential for everyday life.”