Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi)

Beginning in April 2004, Alexandrian Public Library became the first wireless "hotspot" in Mt. Vernon - and first library in southern Indiana - to offer access to a high-speed Internet connection to anyone with a wireless-enabled laptop computer.

APL's Wi-Fi is available anywhere throughout the inside of the library, as well as the space outside of the library on the block bounded by 5th, 6th, College, and Main streets, including the gazebo, the parking lot, the Imagination Station and the garden.

Wireless fidelity, or "Wi-Fi" for short, is an area of Internet service that has experienced a recent increase in public interest as the sophistication and availability of wireless-enabled computers has grown.

"Our T1 Line is provided to us through the Intelenet Commission, a division of the State of Indiana, which really means that it's provided to us through taxpaying citizens. It seems only fair, then, to be able to offer our citizens increased access to the high-speed connectivity that they have helped to underwrite," says library director Steve Cochran. "It's simply another way of allowing us as librarians to bring the world of information to our customers."

For more information about wireless connectivity at the Alexandrian Public Library, contact the library.

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