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Boathouse Row Gets Wi-Fi With Help From Comcast



    There are now wi-fi hotspots for pedestrians along Kelly Drive in Fairmount. (Published Thursday, June 4, 2015)

    Signs of decades past mark a nearly 150-year-old Philadelphia boathouse, where rowers pass a working payphone. But the historic Boathouse Row building recently joined the modern world when it teamed up with Comcast to bring wireless internet to the banks of the Schuylkill River.

    The Crescent Club, a rowing group that formed in 1867, added Wi-Fi to #5 Boathouse Row in December – long after many area homes and businesses had the service.

    “No one came out and said we have a group of Internet users here,” said Bill Shea, the president of Crescent Club. “And the carrier community didn’t recognize the opportunity." Read more about the WiFi hotspots here.

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