The town of Brookline said today it will launch the region's first border-to-border municipal WiFi network at a July 18 "wire-cutting event."
The network was deployed in a public-private partnership between Brookline and Galaxy Internet Services, a Newton-based Internet service provider, the town said in a press release.
The goal of the project is to satisfy Brookline's need for improved public safety and municipal communications while providing consumers and business with new options for Internet access, the town said.
In addition to paid wireless Internet access for consumers and businesses, limited free access will be available in certain commercial areas and public parks, the town said.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)