Community WiFi Networks

In limited areas throughout Houston, free wireless public access is provided through both WiMax and WiFi network access service areas.  The City of Houston is using grant funds and excess network capacity to provide community broadband services in 10 Houston Neighborhoods.

Free Wireless Broadband Service

In each of WeCAN's designated neighborhoods, up to 25 WiFi Zones are placed primarliy in highly populated areas.

The service is provided through high powered outdoor WiFi access points that allow the user to connect to the Internet with any compatible WiFi device.


Users can extend the range of the WiFi service with WiFi modems or other consumer premise equipment.

To find a location where you may access WiFi near you visit any of the neighborhood links below:






What are the Super Neighborhoods targeted for WeCAN Neighborhood WiFi Access as part of Houston WiFi and how were they chosen?

Started by WeCAN Support in WeCAN WiFi Zones Feb 11, 2010. 0 Replies

The super neighborhoods under consideration were identified through an extensive and meticulous process involving key stakeholders and based on three major areas of consideration: 1) neighborhood…Continue

What is HoustonWiFi?

Started by WeCAN Support in WeCAN WiFi Zones Feb 11, 2010. 0 Replies

Houston WiFi is a service offering of the City of Houston’s Municipal Broadband Wireless Network and is made available using the excess capacity of the network. The broadband Internet service is…Continue

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