Three Harrison buildings will soon be connected to wifi.
Harrison’s Memorial Hall, Wastewater Treatment Plant and Boat Launch are currently not hooked up to any sort of internet. Employees at the wastewater treatment plant access their work email via a cellphone hot spot, and businesses running out of the boat launch building can offer cash-only services.
According to community services coordinator Rhonda Schell, Memorial Hall is within Shaw’s broadband network. By connecting Memorial Hall to wifi, the village would be able to set up wireless bridges that would allow the signal to reach both the boat launch and the treatment plant.
The wifi would not be available to the public, and instead only be accessible to village staff. Businesses or people renting Memorial Hall or using the boat launch would have access to a guest portal that would allow them to have internet access while they were on site.
The hardware and installation services for the wifi project will cost around $15,000, to be paid for out of the Federal Gas Tax fund. Operating costs will be approximately $115 each month.