Visit Seattle and CenturyLink Team Up to Offer Free Wi-Fi at the entry to Seattle’s Pike Place Market
SEATTLE – Visit Seattle, Seattle’s destination marketing organization, and CenturyLink are collaborating to provide free wireless Internet access at the entrance to Pike Place Market, one of Seattle’s most visited tourist destinations. Market Information Center Wi-Fi powered by CenturyLink will be available starting today.
“More than 11 million tourists visit Pike Place Market every year,” said Tom Norwalk, President and CEO of Visit Seattle. “Free Wi-Fi will enhance the visitor experience by making it easier, more convenient, and more cost-effective for visitors, particularly travelers from overseas, to access the internet and share digital content of Pike Place Market, one of the most photographed backdrops in Seattle.”
Sue Anderson, Vice president of operations for CenturyLink shares the Visit Seattle vision. “We are committed to bringing the most robust internet speeds and services to the Puget Sound area and are excited about our partnership with Visit Seattle as we work together to connect those visiting locally or globally to the power of the digital world,” she said.
Those accessing free Wi-Fi will log in to a Visit Seattle welcome page where they can also get information about Pike Place Market, local restaurants and attractions, as well as maps to help guide their Seattle visit. Market Information Center Wi-Fi powered by CenturyLink is available in one-hour increments and can be accessed an unlimited number of times. It will extend to the atrium south of Pike Street and into the market near the World Famous Pike Place Fish Market and Rachel The Piggy Bank.
About Visit Seattle
Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501( c ) 6 organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. Nearly 40 million annual visitors spend $6.8 billion in the city and county each year. The economic power of travel and tourism generates 73,000 Seattle area jobs and contributes $692 million in annual state and local tax revenue.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and ITis a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink.com for more information.