Media Release

Wi-Fi Wire Cutting

Monday, August 10, 2015 4:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Alachua County, in partnership with the City of Gainesville and GRUCom Fiber Optic Communications, is pleased to announce a “Wi-Fi Wire Cutting” event on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.  The event will take place at the Eastside Community Center (2841 E. University Avenue, Gainesville).  The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

The event will celebrate the installation of free Wi-Fi in three East Gainesville facilities.  The installations will provide Internet access to residents who either cannot afford it, or do not have reliable or adequate service available in their area.

The three sites are:

  1. The Eastside Community Center, 2841 E. University Avenue
  2. The Thelma Boltin Senior Activity Center, 516 N.E. 2nd Avenue
  3. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 1028 NE 14th Street

In speaking of the installations, Alachua County Manager Lee A. Niblock said, “Because of this service, the digital divide just became smaller.  Lack of Internet service separates some our citizens from the access that has become a necessity for thriving in the modern world.”

View/download the event flyer (PDF).

For more information, contact the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).