St. Louis plans free Wi-Fi kiosks

Interactive kiosks offering free Wi-Fi could be installed in St. Louis within the year, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The kiosks will provide directions to local attractions, transit maps and emergency alerts. 

The city's economic development arm, the St. Louis Development Corp, will issue a request for proposals to choose a smart kiosk provider, and will name a selection committee to review the proposals. 

The project is overseen by Robert Gaskill-Clemons, the city's newly named chief technology officer, who Mayor Lyda Krewson's administration hired in March.

Gaskill-Clemons said the companies that provide the kiosks make their money from paid advertising, but expect long-term contracts.

Topics: Government, Interactive / Touchscreen, Outdoor Kiosks, Wayfinding / Information

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