Cellphone and Internet Wi-Fi service will be upgraded this year at several venues in Rosemont, officials said.
Boingo Wireless will operate a distributed antenna system and provide public Wi-Fi service at the Allstate Arena, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont Theatre and the MB Financial Park at Rosemont entertainment district.
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Boingo will install DAS and Wi-Fi networks at the arena and theater, as well as a Wi-Fi network and a macrocell in the entertainment district. The company will augment its existing Wi-Fi services at the convention center with a new DAS network.
The Wi-Fi service, which will be ad-supported, will be free for users at all participating venues.
The village board approved a five-year agreement last November with Boingo's sister company, Concourse Communications Group.