Independence Oregon Connects People with Public Wi-Fi

"From inception to implementation HarborTech Mobility was fantastic to work with. A custom solution was purposebuilt and performed beyond all expectations. I could not be happier with the results." Jason Kistler, IT Manager


The city of Independence is a small community in Western Oregon. Located in the heart of Oregon's wine country, Independence has been revitalized in the last decade. At the heart of the city is Riverview Park. The park features an amphitheater, a large playground, and a campground. During the summers, the park hosts a variety of events including farmers markets, concerts, and movies on the lawn. Across town is the Inspiration Garden. The city turned a neglected 7-acre strip of land into a community garden and park. Residents can now enjoy walks amongst the numerous plants, trees and flowers that are maintained by volunteers.

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The Challenge

Like many small towns throughout the United States, Independence faced numerous challenges throughout 2020. Following the closure of schools and other public venues due to Covid-19, the city sought a way to deliver wireless internet to the community. The goal was to deliver high-quality wireless access in three outdoor areas throughout town. With a limited budget, the City of Independence turned to HarborTech Mobility to design and implement a robust, but affordable solution.

The Solution

Utilizing Cambium’s cnPilot series access points, HarborTech Mobility was able to deliver exceptional wireless coverage while sticking to the city’s limited budget. A total of 8 access points were deployed across three locations: Riverview Park, Inspiration Garden, and the Public Library. Visitors can now enjoy high-quality wireless internet anywhere within the city’s parks.