Internet in Hamilton
Free Wireless/Wi-Fi Network
The City of Hamilton offers free wireless/wi-fi network (listed as “Hamilton_Guest”), which is open to all visitors free of charge.
The City of Hamilton recognizes that the internet is an essential means of communication, and an invaluable informational, educational and economic tool that should be accessible to all Hamiltonians. Access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet connectivity is critical to our community in order to access services and information, work remotely, access online learning or operate a business. High speed broadband availability across Hamilton is a key economic driver and is central to economic growth and job creation in our community.
Improving access to internet and supporting investments in broadband services that support working and learning from home beyond the pandemic is a strategic priority for the City of Hamilton Council and highlighted in the 2021-2025 Economic Development Action Plan.
Test Your Internet Performance and Compare Across Hamilton
You can test your internet performance by visiting the City of Hamilton Performance Site hosted by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). The site also shows internet performance across Hamilton. You can select different views such as Individual Tests, Data by Ward, Neighbourhood, Census Tract, Urban & Rural Area Boundary to see average internet download speeds.
You can view the Internet Performance interactive map to view data regarding internet performance in Hamilton over the last three years.