What is Owen Sound WiFi?
Owen Sound WiFi is a free wireless internet service provided by the City of Owen Sound and participating downtown businesses. The Owen Sound WiFi network is composed of many wireless hotspots located downtown Owen Sound, City Hall, Harrison Park, Kelso Beach, the Bayshore, and the Regional Recreation Centre. The internet service provides 1Mbps and is free and secure, with filters setup preventing inappropriate use.
How does it work?
The City, along with several downtown businesses have installed wireless devices that provide the Owen Sound WiFi service. City IT Department staff have installed and configured a wireless device at each participating business location which securely shares a portion of their internet bandwidth with the public. The shared bandwidth is used to provide free internet service.
How do I connect to the Owen Sound WiFi?
Simply open a browser. A splash page will appear displaying the participating businesses in the Owen Sound WiFi network. Click on Continue and proceed with browsing the internet. If you are using an application other than a browser that connects to the internet, you will need to start the session by opening a browser and clicking on Continue.
Owen Sound WiFi Hotspots.
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SECURITY WARNING AND DISCLAIMER
This free service is an open public network provided for your convenience and its use is at your own risk. The providers cannot and do not guarantee the privacy of your data and communication while using the service.
There are potentially serious security issues with any computer connected to the Internet without the appropriate protection, ranging from viruses, worms and other programs that can damage the user's computer, to attacks on the computer by unauthorized or unwanted third parties. By using this service, you acknowledge and knowingly accept the potentially serious risks of accessing the Internet over an unsecured network. It is recommended that users take steps to protect their own computer system, such as installing current anti-virus software and maintaining appropriate firewall protection. For further information on how to protect yourself on this open network, consult a security professional.
Good Internet Security Practices:
Keep your operating system and software applications up-to-date.
Use up-to-date antivirus and malware protection.
Use an Internet firewall.
Don't send any confidential or personal financial information over the Wireless Internet.
You acknowledge and agree that YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
By using the Service, you also agree to all terms set forth in the following Disclaimer.
I. Service provided "AS IS". This Service provides access to the Internet on an "as is" basis with all risks inherent in such access. The providers of the Service make no warranty that the Service or that any information, software, or other material accessible on the Service is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components. By connecting, the user acknowledges and accepts the risks associated with public access to the Internet and public use of an unsecured wireless network.
II. Service provided "AS AVAILABLE". The Service is provided on an "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free, including but not limited to vagaries of weather, disruption of service, acts of God, warranties of title, noninfringement, NOR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. No advice or information given by the providers, affiliates, or contractors of the service or their respective employees shall create such a warranty.
III. Indemnity. Under no circumstances shall the providers of the Service, or affiliates, agents, or contractors thereof, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result in any way from user's use of or inability to use the Service or to access the Internet or any part thereof, or user's reliance on or use of information, services or merchandise provided on or through the Service, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission, or any failure of performance. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the providers of the Service, including affiliates, agents, and contractors thereof, from any claim, liability, loss, damage, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorney's fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Service, any materials downloaded or uploaded through the Service, any actions taken by you in connection with your use of the Service, any violation of any third party's rights or an violation of law or regulation, or any breach of this agreement.