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What is Albany FreeNet?


FirstLight Fiber, Mayor Sheehan and the City of Albany are proud to offer Albany FreeNet, a free, high-speed "Wi-Fi" Internet service, to a growing number of locations in Albany. Any Wi-Fi enabled electronic device, such as laptop computers, smart phones and PDAs can connect to the Internet wirelessly wherever there is network coverage. Albany FreeNet makes living, working, shopping, and playing in Albany more convenient and effortless than ever.


Albany FreeNet was launched in late 2006 as a public/private partnership between the City of Albany and FirstLight Fiber (formerly Tech Valley Communications), and since then has provided tens of thousands of user sessions. The design, deployment and upkeep of the wireless network is managed by FirstLight.