London Area Wireless Network (LAWN) was started as a pilot project to test the use of a Free Outdoor Public Wi-Fi Zone in London’s Downtown. It has become so popular that the zone has been expanded since the initial pilot was launched. London LAWN is one of Canada’s largest free outdoor Wi-Fi hot spots.
London LAWN is a collaborative venture between Downtown London (funded by downtown businesses) and the City of London. Both organizations have invested in equipment and installation. Ongoing operating costs are funded by Downtown London.
Probably not. If you live downtown, you may be able to pick up the signal in some parts of your residence, but there are restrictions and it’s not really intended for residential use. If you live outside of the downtown, you definitely won’t be able to access it. The LAWN is meant to be enjoyed in the outdoor public spaces in London’s Downtown. It doesn’t replace your current ISP. We cannot guarantee availability or access for business or residential use. Our locations and antenna positions are also subject to change, and this affects where the signal reaches.
The London LAWN began as a pilot project organized by a volunteer committee chaired by Joel Adams. Organizations involved include: