Pittsburgh, PA – August 22, 2018 – The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Comcast NBCUniversal announced a multi-year partnership providing the hot-spot infrastructure to enable free public Wi-Fi and digital engagement for visitors at the Frick Environmental Center.
The Environmental Center is the educational hub of the Pittsburgh park system that serves approximately 3,000 children annually through multiple programs. Each year, about 70,000 people visit the center.
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy President and CEO Jayne Miller said, “This is an amazing new asset for us and a fantastic service for our visitors. In addition to being one of the most sustainable facilities in the world, the Environmental Center is now one of the most Wi-Fi-friendly.”
Along with the indoor Wi-Fi coverage through the Comcast Business Internet service, outdoor Xfinity Wi-Fi is provided within 300 feet for anyone with line-of-sight access to multiple installed hotspots. In addition to free installation of Wi-Fi service, Comcast is also supporting digital education and related programming at the Environmental Center through cash and in-kind contributions valued at more than $75,000.
“Comcast is proud to support one of the Pittsburgh region’s most unique resources. We are committed to sustainable innovation and environmental responsibility, so working with the Parks Conservancy staff to ensure the installation met the Center’s environmental standards was a rewarding experience,” said Lisa Birmingham, vice president of external and government affairs for Comcast’s Keystone Region. “We believe the Xfinity WiFi will play an important and complementary role in the Frick Environmental Center’s learning opportunities throughout the year.”