PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

11/10/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 111016
Subject:
City of Long Beach Deploys UpLink Public Wi-Fi and Security Cameras Along Section of N. Atlantic Avenue
Contact:
Bryan Sastokas
Chief Information Officer / Director of Technology & Innovation
562.570.6234
Bryan.Sastokas@longbeach.gov




The City of Long Beach today unveiled expanded public Wi-Fi access, with free Internet service called UpLink between the new Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library and Jordan High School. UpLink is the first step in using technology as an economic development tool to activate a corridor with students, pedestrians and business patrons.

“Expanding access to the Internet is always good, and it’s especially exciting near these two important institutions of learning,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

UpLink is a project that was a direct result of the 2015 Participatory Budgeting initiative in the 9th Council District to add security cameras to the Atlantic corridor. The access spots build upon the technology installed for the new library, and are anchored by a fiber optic backbone.

“This Information Corridor is very exciting because it further strengthens the connection between Jordan High School and the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library,” said Vice Mayor Rex Richardson. “I am thrilled that we are kicking off this project in Uptown.”

To access the UpLink Wi-Fi, simply:

• Activate Wi-Fi on your mobile device
• Choose “LongBeachParks” from the list of Wi-Fi networks
• Read and accept the Terms of Use

“We have installed five new Wi-Fi access points in the area, which are capable of supporting up to 200 simultaneous users with shared bandwidth of 100 mbps,” said Bryan M. Sastokas, Chief Information Officer for the City of Long Beach.

Users can connect for up to 60 minutes of this Wi-Fi service, and patrons can continue their Internet usage inside the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library using the Library’s Wi-Fi service.