You can now access free WiFi in Whistler Village, thanks to a partnership between Tourism Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler.

Whistler’s existing fibre optic infrastructure, a legacy of the 2010 Winter Games has made the project viable. According to a news release, once completed there could be up to 30 WiFi access points powering 10 hotspots in key gathering locations throughout the Village, allowing visitors and residents to connect to the Internet at no cost.

The project will be implemented in stages over a two-year period, with the first install now live at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Other locations that will be connected this year include the Whistler Conference Centre and Village Square. In 2019 Mountain Square, Town Plaza, Village Common and Skiers’ Plaza will be added.

Tourism Whistler’s President & CEO Barrett Fisher says the new service is a win-win for all involved; “We hear time and time again, through our visitor surveys, that free WiFi is not only a priority for our guests, but it’s really an expectation”.

To ensure the availability of WiFi to all users, bandwidth speed will be capped at 1 Mbps for each user. Not ideal to stream movies but more than enough to browser the internet and use social media platforms.


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