Three Lakes, WI: Astrea, a division of CCI Systems, Inc. of Iron Mountain, MI, and Three Lakes Chamber have partnered to bring free public Wi-Fi to Three Lakes, WI. This partnership will provide an internet option for community members who may not have access to internet at their home.
The public Wi-Fi location, located at Cy Williams Park in Three Lakes, WI, is completely free to use and is available to all members of the general public living in the Three Lakes area. This public Wi-Fi access point will be open for use at all times to allow the community to have flexible use of free internet.
“We are happy to announce that we have a Wi-Fi Hotspot in Cy Williams Park with free Wi-Fi provided by Astrea. Over the summer we noticed a lot of people who wanted to work remotely and could not get broadband access easily. The Chamber has been meeting with Grow North Regional Economic Development Corp. to help identify areas of the most need in the Northwoods. The Town of Three Lakes Town Board has approved a Broadband Support Proclamation,” said Three Lakes Chamber Executive Director, Collette Sorgel. “We have been working with Astrea as they work to upgrade the service in our area over the next few months. We are very pleased to offer this free Wi-Fi hotspot service in Three Lakes. We are committed to supporting improvement of Broadband access to Three Lakes and the Northwoods.”
Astrea recently took over high-speed internet from KTVS in Three Lakes and will be starting a project soon to upgrade speed offerings in the area. Along with the free public Wi-Fi location, Astrea has also been working to help the Three Lakes community in other ways such as partnering with Three Lakes High School to donate to the Three Lakes Food Pantry, providing masks for Three Lakes students to keep them safe while learning, sponsoring free Sleigh Rides at the Holiday Market, and providing donations to the Three Lakes Fire Department for their holiday initiatives.
Astrea currently helps connect over 60 small communities throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin to family, healthcare, work, education and entertainment by providing high-speed internet along with TV and Phone services. Astrea has built an extensive infrastructure that offers Astrea communities unprecedented rural internet speed offerings ranging from 50mbps up to 1 Gig. Astrea maintains retail store locations in Crivitz, WI and Oconto Falls, WI.
The Three Lakes Area Chamber encourages, promotes, protects and reacts to the interests and needs of businesses and civic organizations in the Three Lakes community. The Chamber also acts to effectively enhance recreational and economic growth in the Three Lakes area.