Published Date Written by Staff ReportFree public WiFi is now available in Post Office Park, courtesy of Sonny’s Restaurant, which is at Post Office Park on Exchange Street, the restaurant owner reported.
Sonny’s Chef-Owner Jay Villani made the decision to add WiFi, a press release stated.
“We wanted our customers to be able to use their smart phones, iPads and laptops on WiFi here at Sonny’s," Villani said. "The fact is community is part of everything we do and so we decided to make the Internet available to everyone in Post Office Park.”
The city of Portland approved Sonny’s decision to provide WiFi in the park. "Post Office Park has been a popular destination for locals looking for a nice spot to enjoy a book, eat their lunch or catch some outdoor entertainment,” said Portland Mayor Michael Brennan. “Now, thanks to Sonny's, locals and tourists alike can enjoy the park for a whole new reason — public WiFi. Whether it's completing a school assignment, emailing a coworker or just reading the newspaper, public WiFi is and should be an important part of our community, culture and tool for economic development. I hope other local businesses will consider offering this amenity to the public."
The new WiFi network is named “Free Public WiFi.” When accessing the service users will first see a splash page from Sonny’s with a standard Internet safety message. Users will then click the link to proceed directly to the Internet, no password is needed.