Manitou Springs is the little city that could, and then does. Full business districts, parking solutions, and now free Wi-Fi in its business improvement district to keep its happy customers (and residents) even happier.
Here's the Colorado Springs Business Journal:
The Business Improvement District and newly-formed iManitou have contracted with Wi-Fi provider OnTheGetGo and will test hardware this week. If all goes well, people on the streets of central Manitou will be able to log on from their cars, sidewalk benches or restaurant tables by Saturday, said Susan Wolbrueck, a volunteer with the business improvement district.
It will be the only free community Wi-Fi hotspot in the Colorado Springs area and will cover the business improvement district of Manitou, which includes about 100 small businesses. The Wi-Fi coverage will start at the the Stagecoach Inn on the east end of Manitou Avenue to the Mate Factory at the western edge of Manitou Avenue, up Ruxton Avenue to Hell’s Kitchen Pizza and along Cañon Road to the Cliff House, Wolbrueck said.