When the City of Vancouver partnered with TELUS in 2015, 42 public locations were outfitted with the free #VanWiFi public network, a great benefit to residents, businesses, and visitors. In the most recent expansion with Shaw, approximately 550 locations in Vancouver’s downtown core and surrounding areas now have free access to the network as part of the City of Vancouver’s Digital Strategy, aimed at enhancing the public’s experience with the city and using connected technology and social media to efficiently address urban issues.