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Sat January 19, 2013

Pryor, Google Team Up to Offer Free Wi-Fi Network

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PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — The City of Pryor and Internet giant Google have teamed up to provide a free public Wi-Fi network in the community's downtown area.

Google operates a data center located in an industrial park near the city and provided a $200,000 grant to make the high-speed wireless Internet available.

Pryor Mayor Jimmy Tramel says he hopes to expand the Wi-Fi network within the next five years to encompass the entire city, which is located about 30 miles east of Tulsa.

Construction on the network is expected to begin next month and be completed by the end of the year. Tulsa-based Techsico will install and maintain the network.