City of Pryor and Google to Celebrate the Launch of
Pryor's New Free Public Wi-Fi Network
(Pryor, OK) The City of Pryor and Google will host a celebration launching Pryor's new, free public Wi-Fi network with a downtown community block party Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 11:00am until 2:00pm.
A $200,000 grant from Google, which operates a data center located in Pryor’s MidAmerica Industrial Park, has enabled the city to create a free wireless network in the downtown area, from US 69 to Elliott Street and from Northeast First Street to Southeast First Street.
This marks the first free high-speed wireless Internet initiative in Mayes County, according to Barbara Hawkins of the Pryor Chamber of Commerce.
Local, state, and federal leaders will participate in a wire-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. There will be games and attractions for children and adults, giveaways, and local restaurant and organization booths.
Live music will be provided by the popular Beacon Drive band from 12:30 until 2:00p.m.
Beacon Drive is a classic rock band covering favorite songs from the 70s and 80s through today. The group features cool vocal harmonies, strong guitar licks and full-tilt, rock-infused instrumentation.
Mayor Jimmy Tramel said. “The City of Pryor is very fortunate to have Google. Since the day the company came to MidAmerica Industrial Park they have partnered with our community to help the city and its residents.”
“Providing the citizens with free Wi-Fi in the downtown area is just the most recent project, continued Tramel. “Additionally, we must thank Gary Pruitt, Chris Calvert, and Bart Heins. This simply could not have been completed without assistance from these men.”
“We hope everyone comes out on Saturday to help us celebrate this unique new asset offered to our citizens, businesses and visitors,” concluded the Mayor.”
Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce