21 August 2012

Downtown Milford Gets Free WiFi

Milford Company Hosts
Wireless Downtown Project

Milford, CT – August 10, 2012 – New Standard Institute, an eLearning development company in Downtown Milford, is full of technophiles. So, when approached by Michael Zabinski of MTAC - the Milford Technology Advisory Council - about making the Downtown Green into a free WiFi zone, New Standard was eager to help.
“We have often discussed the need for more free access to the internet,” says Michael Brown, President of New Standard Institute, who also owns the building at 84 Broad Street. “The bottom line is that the internet should be universally available. As an internet-based company, we are in favor of free networks, and as citizens of Milford we are happy to help the community whenever we can.”
Volunteer members of MTAC arranged for installation of a WiFi access point just above the roofline of 84 Broad Street, which will broadcast a signal strong enough to provide access along nearly half of the Milford Green’s eastern end. The electricity needed for the WiFi network will be supplied by New Standard Institute at no charge. With the financial support of several downtown businesses, MTAC is planning future access point deployments that will expand the network’s reach within Downtown.
On Tuesday, August 21st at 4 p.m., Milford Mayor Ben Blake and all the techies in town will launch the Downtown Wifi network beside the Memorial Flag Pole on the Milford Green.
Be There or B2.

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MTAC was formed in 2006 to provide technology support to the Milford community. The volunteer council, through its partnership with the United Way of Milford, has donated over 200 refurbished PCs to the city’s various social service agencies and to low- and middle-income families. It also coordinates a variety of events, including electronics recycling during the city’s annual Earth Day celebration in April and a student Technology Career Day in conjunction with Microsoft and the Milford Kiwanis. MTAC welcomes volunteers with any technological experience or interest and meets regularly the first Wednesday of each month at the Parsons Government Center. For more information, please contact milford.mtac@gmail.com
Sage-Milford Properties, LLC, owns the building at 84 Broad Street where the office of New Standard Institute is located. Other tenants include Liquid Lunch restaurant, Interstate Realty Advisors, Integrated Building Services, and First Capital Lending. 
New Standard Institute is a training and consulting firm dedicated to improving industrial productivity with carefully crafted Management, Mechanical and Electrical Skills training programs. Through creative seminar, classroom, computer- and web-based training, the company focuses on the changing needs of management, supervision, and skilled maintenance personnel.

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