Best Practices for Enhancing Deployment of a Public Wi-Fi Network


National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This webinar will focus on the key factors to consider when planning and deploying a public Wi-Fi network and how it will enhance smart city efforts. Speakers will highlight the information needed in order to make informed decisions concerning the implementation of the network, potential partnership and funding options, and technical aspects. The speakers participated in the Global Cities Public Wi-Fi Blueprint development and are eager to share their insights.


  • Mayor Gary McCarthy, City of Schenectady, NY
  • Tony Batalla, Head of Information Technology, City of San Leandro, CA
  • Steve Wimsatt, Senior Director, Business Development, Rukas Communications

National Telecommunications and Information Administration