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Grant used to make Reading playground a wi-fi 'hot spot'

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Jul 16 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 17 2013 05:35:34 PM CDT

A playground in Reading is going high-tech.

A playground in Reading is going high-tech.

Barbey's Playground is now a wi-fi hot spot.

The Gilmore-Henne Community Fund is using a grant to provide wireless internet at the playground. It's part of an effort aimed at increasing broadband access in urban and rural communities.

The grant will provide free wi-fi for one year. After that, the Gilmore-Henne Community Fund will maintain the service.