The City of Texas City provides free Wi-Fi in public places throughout the City. Through the efforts of two committed civic minded citizens, Jason Delgado, and Kyle Dickson, the City was able to attract a vendor to install a WiMax system that provides a wide area of Wi-Fi service in popular public places:
6th Street North from Texas Avenue to 9th Avenue North
Bay Street Park and the entrance to the Texas City Dike
Carlos Garza Park
Nessler Park and inside all facilities in the park
Texas City Municipal Shooting Range
The funding was provided by the Texas City Economic Development Corporation.
The access is free and does not require a password. While the service is free and open to the public, it is not secure and service is subject to interference and downtime. It is not a dependable source for internet use.
It is hoped that the service can be expanded to other areas of the City over time. One advantage to the general public is that many internet providers and smartphone companies do not charge data usage if someone is connected to a free Wi-Fi service.
6th Street from 4th Avenue North to 9th Avenue North, including the Vincent/Sanders Center, 501 4th Avenue North
Bay Street Park, 800 Bay Street, including the entrance to the Texas City Dike and Tarpey Park