Get connected to the internet
The City provides technology resources for residents. We partner with Hennepin County to do so.
Digital navigators can help residents:
- Access training and technology resources
- Learn how to be safe online
Wireless hot spots for free outdoor access
Minneapolis residents and visitors can access the internet for free. There are 117 "Wireless Minneapolis" hotspots throughout the city. These hotspots are one of the many community benefits as a result from our contract with USI Wireless. USI Wireless built the wireless network covering the entire city.
How to connect to a free hot spot
- Look for signs installed at hot spot locations.
- Search for the wireless network connection called "USIW Free Wifi." Use your computer or wireless internet capable-device to find it.
- The connection requires credit card number to log in for security purposes only. There is no charge.
City goals in digital equity
The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan has more information about the City's goals in this area.
Internet access gap map
Hennepin County created an internet access map. You can use the map to see the level of Internet access across the County. Map data is based on the 2018 American Community Survey data. Use the "Layer List" feature to see the options of data layers you can include.
You can join us to support this work.
- Donate new and used computers
- Provide internet services
- Through funding
- Other collaboration
Share your ideas, interests and how we can reach you.