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Showcasing a 'New America'
The Pittsburgh region has survived wrenching economic change and emerged with a balanced, innovation-driven economy renowned for health care and life sciences, technology and robotics, higher education and research, financial services, advanced manufacturing and renewable energy.
A City Full of Diversity
As a city full of diversity, you will love exploring the culture, food, and atmosphere of Pittsburgh’s 89 unique and ethnically distinctive neighborhoods. Pittsburgh’s downtown is full of the city hustle and bustle, and Squirrel Hill has the quaint charm of a main street-like community. Meanwhile, Oakland, with its many universities, supplies a uniquely intellectual atmosphere. Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and the unique people in them are just waiting for you to come and visit!.
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Wireless Access is Free!
Right now, Downtown is the best place for free wireless access! It is available for public Internet access anywhere outdoors within the Downtown vicinity. Valid for any WiFi-enabled computer, portable or hand-held device for up to two hours a day.
Surf as much as you want for free for your first two hours per day. If you need more time after that, a prompt will pop up, telling you that your free two hours are about to expire and asking you if you'd like to purchase more time. If you choose to purchase more time, you will be prompted to provide credit card information via a secure connection.
Connecting is easy.
- Locate the wireless icon on your desktop toolbar and right click.
- Click on "Viewable Wireless Networks."
- Select "WiFi Pittsburgh" and click "Connect."
- Once connected, click on your Internet browser (you will receive the WiFi Downtown Pittsburgh page).
- If not already registered, click on the "Register Now" box and follow the instructions.
- Once registered, you can surf the Internet anywhere outdoors Downtown for two hours free.
- Next time you use the network, just type in your password and go!
Click here for other Pittsburgh area WiFi locations.