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Free WiFi for Users in St. Petersburg EDGE District Area

GoZone WiFi remains a go-to for people in EDGE District of St. Petersburg who need access to a free-to-the-public WiFi network. The publicly available Wi-Fi network covers areas from Martin Luther King Jr. St. to 16th St. and along Central, Baum, and 1st Avenue N.

The project was implemented in 2019 following a collaborative partnership between GoZone WiFi, along with hardware provider Cambium Networks and the EDGE Business District Association. It was welcomed by the Mayor of St. Petersburg, Mayor Kriseman, who thought it was creative and innovative.

The success of the project was driven by the passion GoZone WiFi’s own CEO Todd Myers, towards closing the digital divide in communities and made possible by our Smart WiFi Suite solutions. GoZone WiFi is committed to working toward pervasive, accessible Wi-Fi access for everyone, regardless of income or economic status.

Some advantages of having free access to public Wi-Fi in St Petersburg have included:

  • Bridging the digital divide in St. Petersburg
  • Connecting residents and visitors to local businesses and corporate sponsors
  • Driving economic vitality within the EDGE District
  • Canceling the need to use taxpayer dollars for all of the above

 

How it works

Residents and visitors get free access to Wi-Fi, while corporate network sponsors like UPC Insurance and Goldman Wetzel Law Firm receive digital advertising and marketing opportunities provided by GoZone WiFi’s Ads4WiFi and Marketing4WiFi platforms. These ads are displayed on the captive portal page, landing page, and in subsequent re-targeted emails.

The EDGE Business District Association, an accredited Main Street America™, and Florida Main Street uses these Smart WiFi Suite platforms to drive economic growth in its historic downtown corridor by promoting the district’s many amenities, eclectic businesses, and district-wide events. They can view traffic data to spot trends and analyze growth fluctuations and patterns. In addition, as guests log in to the public Wi-Fi network, the district can promote upcoming committee meetings, events, collect data through surveys, and even display emergency public health messages to users.

The collaboration between GoZone WiFi and Cambium Networks makes the network even more reliable, due to the quality infrastructure used. Regular maintenance is carried out on the network to ensure that it is always working optimally.

If you are in the EDGE District of St. Petersburg, FL, plug into GoZone WiFi’s free public Wi-Fi to enjoy uninterrupted internet access.

Becoming an adopter of Smart WiFi Suite as a company or a city can help eliminate some of the uncertainty about your economic future. Keeping people connected and informed about their options promotes higher income, and that is something that most businesses and local governments sorely need right now.

Contact GoZone WiFi today and learn about all the possibilities that you can claim to help stimulate your earnings with our Smart WiFi Suite.

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Smart WiFi Suite Enterprise Feature Matrix

  • Enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure
    Scaleable platforms on the Amazon AWS cloud provides carrier-grade uptime.
  • Multi-Location Data Views
    An aggregated view of your data giving you visibility to all of your locations or drill-down to specific locations.
  • User Access Control
    Allows your administrator to control and limit access, features and data visibility among users.
  • Advanced Captive Portal Engine
    A complete toolset to design and build dynamic captive portals, guest flows and custom privacy controls. Includes our Touchless Menu features.
  • Guest Forms, Vouchers and Payments
    Collect guest data, surveys, on-line or offline payments and offer different access levels.
  • Customized login methods
    Choose how guests are able to access your network including social login, emails and SMS login, advertisements or a combination.
  • Data Export
    Full guest profile export to CSV allowing you to use collected data in third party systems.
  • Detailed Location Data Analytics
    Analyse detailed information about your locations like busy days, busy times and location comparisons.
  • Demographics and Device Information
    Make informed decisions based on detailed demographics and perform location comparisons.
  • Data Sync to other systems/API
    Save time populating other systems as guest profile data can be sent to external systems on timed intervals.
  • Triggered Campaigns
    Engage with your guests without the manual work by creating personalized email, SMS or Twitter campaigns.
  • Coupons and Loyalty
    Increase spend and promote repeat visits by creating incentives for guests or their friends to come back.
  • Import external data
    Bring in contact data from other systems to consolidate your marketing efforts into a single comprehensive platform.
  • Contact segmenting and lists
    Build contact groups to send personalized messages to your guests based on automatic segmentation and your own critera.
  • Scheduled Campaigns
    Communicate with your contacts to drive awareness through email, SMS or Twitter.
  • Traffic Counts and Statistics
    Monitor your venue and events with real-time and recorded traffic counts and patterning.
  • Heatmapping and Traffic Flows
    Visualize crowd density and how people flow in, out and through your venue to see where people congegrate.
  • Alerting and Reporting
    Create automated alerts to help control crowds or to monitor abnormal trends.
  • Intelligent Landing Page Builder
    Simple to create pages that support multiple campaign types and can easily be modified and re-purposed for other venues or events.
  • Campaign Management Tools
    Offer your advertisers options to suit their advertising needs such as A/B testing, ad weights, flexible scheduling and more.
  • Reporting and Attribution
    Analyse detailed information about the campaigns and creatives to get the best campaign targeting.

  • Access


  • Insights


  • Automation


  • Contacts


  • Presence


  • Advertising

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Custom Splash Page Builder

A custom splash page helps give a captive portal the branded look it needs to stand out from the crowd and give guests the peace of mind they’re accessing the network associated with the venue they’re visiting.

WiFi Payments and Vouchers

Offer premium guest WiFi access and promote WiFi upgrades with comprehensive payment and voucher modules. Payments can be used to offer guests varying speeds of WiFi access, while vouchers are great for venues that want to utilize a captive portal that also requires a voucher code for WiFi access.
WiFi payments and vouchers

Guest Plans

Venues can now offer multiple levels of guest WiFi access with our Guest Plan feature. Guest Plans are defined by specific upload and download speeds and session time limits. Brick-and-mortar businesses can offer guest WiFi access and promote WiFi upgrades with our new payment and voucher modules.

Versatile Form Builder

Create and display custom guest surveys on any splash page of your guest flow. Collect feedback and gather additional data points to create smarter marketing.

Enhanced Guest Flow

Guest flow gives venues complete control over the guest WiFi experience. Guest flows help keep a visually pleasing captive portal experience by preventing clutter of multiple marketing assets. Keep it simple, or turn your WiFi into a digital billboard.
WiFi splash page with survey social login

Integrated Ad Spaces

Ad Space Integrations is a powerful feature for venues who want to promote products, deals and specials, online shopping, loyalty programs and other signups, or third-party advertisers all on a pre-authenticated Splash Page.

Increase impressions and clicks for advertising opportunities by showcasing AdSpaces before requiring a guest to connect to WiFi.

Have an app that needs more downloads? The URL redirect function will navigate guests to the app store specific to their device as soon as they click on the advertisement/call-to-action button.

No more will guests have to wait to connect to WiFi to reach interactive ads. Ad Space Integrations takes Ads4WiFi smart advertising tools and places it our smart marketing environment powered by Marketing4WiFi.

Hotspot Scheduler

Determine the specific days and times that WiFi is available to guests. Hotspot Scheduler offers smarter WiFi control by allowing venues to run their guest WiFi during business hours.