Metro Offering Free Wi-Fi Access

June 19, 2020

Beginning Monday, June 22, Metro, in partnership with the City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Public Schools and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, will provide Wi-Fi equipped Access vans as a safe way for the community to connect to Wi-Fi to conduct school work, apply for benefits, complete the 2020 U.S. Census form or just stay connected to family and friends digitally.

The Wi-Fi enabled Access vans will be accessible to the community free June 22 through 26 between 1–5 p.m. on the following dates and Cincinnati Recreation Commission locations:

Date Location Communities/Schools Served

June 22

McKie Community Center, 1655 Chase Avenue

College Hill, Mt. Airy, Northside and North College Hill (Aiken High School)

June 23

Dunham Recreation Center, 4356 Dunham Lane

Westwood, East & West Price Hill, & Price Hill (Dater and Western Hills high schools)

June 24

Madisonville Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Avenue

Kennedy Heights, Silverton, Pleasant Ridge, Golf Manor and Madisonville (Shroder High School)

June 25

Bush Recreation Center, 2640 Kemper Lane

Clifton, Norwood, Evanston, Walnut Hills, Bond Hill, North Avondale, Mt. Auburn, Hyde Park (Withrow, Woodward and Hughes high schools)

June 26

Lincoln Recreation Center, 1027 Linn Street

West End, Queensgate, OTR (Taft IT High School)

Users will be able to connect to Wi-Fi from between 50–100 feet of the Access vehicle. All Wi-Fi users must remain in their own vehicles at all times to maintain safe social distancing. No one will be permitted to board the Access vehicle at any time. Violation of these rules will result in the Access van being immediately removed due to health and safety concerns. 

"With schools being out and so many in our community not having access to the internet, we thought offering our Wi-Fi enabled vehicles would be a great way to help provide a solution to at least one challenge our community is facing during these difficult times," said Darryl Haley, Metro CEO & general manager.  

"The City of Cincinnati is pleased to partner with Metro, CPS and CRC to bring Wi-Fi connectivity to several neighborhoods," said John Cranley, mayor of Cincinnati. "We're hoping residents will use this opportunity to complete the 2020 census online, which will provide critical feedback that will help shape many different aspects of our city in the future." 

More information about connecting to Metro's Wi-Fi enabled vehicles.