Councilman Bill Roche, director of finance, has been researching smart city technology and exploring the idea of bringing WiFi to the downtown area of Corry.
A smart city is a designation for a city that has public information and communication technologies.
If downtown streetlights have cobra heads, referring to the shape and style of the light, then there is a connection that can get a WiFi module plugged into it.
The cobra-head lights can simply be disconnected from their power cable, a module would be installed and then they would be WiFi ready, Roche said.
This would enable not only local WiFi, but give the city remote control of the lights instead of having them on timers.
The next item of research is which lights are the cobra-style lights and whether those lights are in a location that is suitable to provide WiFi to the Corry downtown area.
Roche, along with other city officials, plans to talk with smart city specialty companies to gather more information.
No actual steps can be made toward providing public WiFi before more information, including costs, and a vote is brought to Corry City Council.