Texas City for years has been known as an All-American City. Now it’s an all-wired city.

The city recently unveiled its free network of wireless hot spots around the city, most of which are in the city’s parks. Now, anyone with an Internet-capable device can log on and check email, visit websites and download files.

It’s a farsighted move for the city, which pays $225 a month for the data plan to provide the service. It’s also the first of its kind in the county; some cities provide WiFi access in City Hall, and Galveston has a free network in downtown. But Texas City’s is the largest by far.

In a time when information technology is a pillar of the economy and Internet access is key to success in business and education, we applaud Texas City for being ahead of the curve.

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