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SandyNet available for public use outside Sandy and Hoodland Libraries, aquatic center, other facilities

COURTESY PHOTO: UNSPLASH/ETIENNE BOULANGER - Sandy residents can access SandyNet Wi-Fi free of charge between the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday outside select city facilities. For those concerned in this time of isolation and working from home that they don't have adequate internet services, SandyNet has a plan.

As of this week, the city-operated internet provider has extended its services so anyone sitting outside of the library, community campus, City Hall, the Hoodland Library or a few other locations can access SandyNet Wi-Fi free of charge from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The city facilities themselves remain closed to the public.

A map of locations is available online.

"As a leader in providing a high-speed, publicly owned and operated internet service, we believe that access to the internet is an essential public utility," said City Manager Jordan Wheeler. "And with our facilities, such as the library, currently closed, it is important that members of the public still have a means to access the internet. This is especially important during this unprecedented time when access to timely information and online resources is critical. Greg Brewster and the SandyNet team came up with this great and cost-effective solution to expand our free public Wi-Fi to these locations to make internet access available while still protecting our public's health and safety."

Facilities where free internet service is available include:

• The Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd.

• Sandy Community Campus/Olin Y. Bignall Aquatic Center, 17225 Smith Ave.

• Sandy City Hall, 39250 Pioneer Blvd.

• Sandy Skate Park, 17185 S.E. Meinig Ave.

• Meinig Memorial Park, 17670 Meinig Ave.

• Centennial Plaza, 39295 Pioneer Blvd.

• Hoodland Library, 24525 E. Welches Road, Welches

Those using the city's services are still encouraged to adhere to social distancing practices in the interest of public health.


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