Thursday morning, Vice Mayor Rex Richardson unveiled "UpLink", a smart corridor project. UpLink expands public Wi-Fi access, with free internet service and security cameras along Atlantic Avenue between Jordan High School and the new Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. It is the first step in using technology as an economic development tool to activate a corridor with students, pedestrians, and business patrons, and further strengthens the connection between Jordan High School and the library.
UpLink is the direct result of the 2015 Participatory Budgeting initiative, which gave 9th District residents the power to decide how to spend a one-time infrastructure funds.
Along the Atlantic Corridor, there are five new Wi-Fi access points, which are capable of supporting up to 200 simultaneous users. Users can connect for up to 60 minutes of the Wi-Fi service, and can continue their usage indie the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library using the Library's Wi-Fi service.
To access the UpLink Wi-Fi, simply:
- Activate Wi-Fi on your mobile device
- Choose "LongBeachParks" from the list of Wi-Fi networks