USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

In case you were wondering about wireless coverage during the Festival, there will be hotspots on the mall!

DC-Net will provide free Wi-Fi Internet access for the first ever USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall and Freedom Plaza on October 23 and 24.

Hotspot coverage will be available on the National Mall, between the Capitol rotunda and 7th Street, NW and Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 13th and 14th Streets over the course of the event.

The hotspots support 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi standards. People with laptops, smart phones and other wireless-enabled mobile devices will be able to connect to the Web, check e-mail and access online applications throughout the hotspot area.

“Science and Engineering is what built DC-Net and we are proud to provide Wi-Fi access for this unique event,” said Tegene Baharu, Director of DC-Net.

The Expo features over 1500 free, hands-on activities and over 75 stage shows with science celebrities, magicians, jugglers, rappers and more. The two-day event is perfect for teens, children and their families, and anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery.

“Wireless connectivity through the District network brings a welcome, added dimension to the event–enabling both our exhibitors and the general public access to the Internet throughout the two day Expo,” said Lawrence Bock, Executive Director of the USA Science & Engineering Festival.

For more information about the event, see: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/2010festival/expo

For more information about wireless hotspots throughout the District, see http://wifi.dc.gov. Click any of the hotspot icons on the map, and see the name and address of the site, along with a close-up map of its surrounding area and a link to directions to and from a starting point or destination.

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