South Bend expands free Wi-Fi service to two community centers

Free Wi-Fi is now available at the Charles Black Recreation Center on W. Washington Street and the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in South Bend.

The free internet will be available to anyone using the community centers with their own devices.

The announcement was made by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at the Charles Black Recreation Center on Wednesday.

"It opens the door for new opportunities for kids, people in the neighborhood, so I mean, maybe someone needs to look for a job and can come in here and go job hunting. Kids want to play a game after having fun at the gym, come in and play a game. It has a lot of things. It opens a lot of doors for everybody," said Saveon Mcelroy, an intern at the Charles Black Recreation Center.

Mayor Buttigieg says this expansion of free Wi-Fi to the west side is only the beginning.

"We can expect to see more where this came from. Too soon to see exactly where, but now that we have the basic core infrastructure, it’s possible for us to begin expanding it in different areas around the city. This is the first expansion past downtown," said Mayor Buttigieg.

Free Wi-Fi is also available at 30 access points in downtown South Bend. Click here for more information.

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