Downtown Fernie gets WiFi

City of Fernie approves partnering agreement with Shaw Cablesystems Limited.

The City of Fernie has adopted the growing trend of a free Wi-Fi downtown that, in the last several years, has helped businesses, visitors and residents in cities throughout the country.

During the September 8 council meeting, council approved a partnering agreement between the City of Fernie and Shaw Cablesystems Limited.

The agreement entails free Wi-Fi in the downtown area and public facilities for a five-year term.

Mayor Mary Giuliano noted, “This is really good news for Fernie.”