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City working to improve internet connectivity for residents

The City of El Paso is working to improve internet and WiFi connectivity through out the city.

Enrique Martinez, director of the Information Technology department said in the last couple of years, the city has upgraded approximately 42 facilities with high-speed internet.

In addition to that the city has expanded WiFi services across parks, recreation centers, libraries and senior centers.

“We found that we had a commodity as an internet service and WiFi and we just opened it up for our community to be able to connect while they’re visiting one of our facilities or parks throughout the city,” Martinez said.

Without piling up extra costs Maritnez said the city is utilizing the internet service it uses for daily operations and has bee able to expand the WiFi services in the city.

“We’re here to make a difference for the community and understanding that our education system is now outfitting our student population with laptops or tablets, we so we want to make our facilities are accessible for homework, research projects that prepare our students for the future,” Martinez said.

Martinez said the city is also focusing on improving internet service in populated areas like San Jacinto Plaza, but during events that attract large crowds service can slow down.

To use the city’s WiFi search ‘digital El Paso.’

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