Lawrence Public Library selected for “Super Wi-Fi” pilot

The Lawrence Public Library has been selected as one of four Kansas libraries to participate in a futuristic wireless Internet pilot program with the national Gigabit Libraries Network.

For four months, participating libraries will test TV White Space technology or “Super Wi-Fi,” which delivers Internet bandwidth across the same frequency used on analog televisions.

Streaming Internet over TV White Space allows Wi-Fi access to be beamed further distances to remote locations. Director of the Lawrence Public Library Brad Allen said participating in the pilot project will give the library an opportunity to explore the possibilities.

“We’re always looking for ways to better serve our community,” Allen said. “We’re curious and excited to find out if this is the real deal.”

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Kansas City, Kan., Public Library and Manhattan Public Library will also participate.