Visitors to Manilla Hall can now enjoy free wireless internet access, thanks to the generosity of an internet service provider with a 19-year history in Durham Region.
Ruralwave is known primarily for wireless internet solutions, providing options to rural customers that have limited choices for getting online. In 2016, the company set its sights on enhancing high-speed internet services for families and businesses in Manilla. According to a release, in November 2017 they established the area’s first fibre-optic cable connection.
It is that connection that powers the newly installed wireless internet at Manilla Hall, which came at no cost to Brock Township, according to the release.
“We hope the residents and visitors who use Manilla Hall enjoy the free wireless internet and (will) be able to share photos and videos without worrying about their data plans,” said Dan Risebrough Barnes, CEO of Ruralwave.
Lynn Campbell, Brock Township Ward 5 Councillor and member of the Manilla Hall Board, expressed her gratitude for the company’s generosity.
“We are so appreciative of Ruralwave’s generosity. What a good corporate citizen! Having fibre optic internet available at Manilla Hall will definitely be a positive benefit for hall users. Thank you Ruralwave,” said Coun. Campbell.