Pryor To Get Free WiFi Access Thanks To Google Grant

Friday, January 18th 2013, 11:27 am
By: News On 6

Downtown Pryor will be getting free Wi-Fi thanks to a grant from Google.  Thanks to a $200,000 grant, the city will create a free wireless network in the downtown area.

"We believe providing Internet access in our city will help our businesses grow and prosper," Mayor Jimmy Tramel said. "Since arriving in Mayes County, Google has been instrumental in helping our community thrive in the digital world through education and technology grants. We are continually glad they chose to land in Pryor."

The mayor hopes to expand the Wi-Fi network across the rest of the city in the next five years.

Construction on the infrastructure needed to power the network is scheduled to begin in February 2013 and is expected to be completed later this year.

A Tulsa-based company Techsico, will install and maintain the network.

Google operates a data center located in the Mid-America Industrial Park just south of Pryor.