Information Technology

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Minneapolis, MN 55415

Digital Inclusion

We, in the City's Information Technology (IT) department, support efforts to address the digital divide and the technology skills gap in Minneapolis. All City residents, institutions and businesses should have the tools, skills and opportunity to participating in our digital society. Leveraging technology is a necessary ingredient of success.

See Policy 50 in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan for more information about the City's goals in this area.

The Hennepin County GIS team created an Internet access map to visualize the level of Internet access across the County, based on the 2018 American Community Survey data.  Use the "Layer List" feature to see the options of data layers you can include.   

Get Connected

Free Computer Training and Public Computer Locations

Low Cost Computers and Internet Resources

For a list of Internet offerings in response to COVID-19, go to the Wireless Minneapolis website. 

These resource lists and interactive map are in the development phase, check back for additional information as we build out the tools. 


Wireless Hot Spots for Free Outdoor Access

Minneapolis residents and visitors can access the Internet for free from 117 "Wireless Minneapolis" hotspots throughout the city.

These hotspots are one of the many community benefits that resulted from the City of Minneapolis’ contract with USI Wireless, the company that built the wireless network blanketing the entire city.

Use the online map below to find locations.


Map in PDF format

You can also look for signs which are installed at hot spot locations, or look for the wireless network connection called "USIW Free Wifi" with your computer or wireless Internet capable-device. A credit card number is required to log in for security purposes but there is no charge.

Community technology organizations and initiatives 

Hennepin County Libraries 

Minneapolis Parks Computer Labs

Minneapolis Employment and Training programs

PCs for People

Minnesota Computers for Schools

Community Technology Empowerment Project - the "CTEP" AmeriCorps program

MSP TechHire

Step Up and Urban Scholars Internships

Open Twin Cities

National Digital Inclusion Alliance 


Last updated Apr 24, 2020



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