Information Systems Department

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City of Newton Wi-Fi is a FREE Wireless Internet Service being offered to Newton visitors and residents as part of an ongoing effort to meet the ever changing needs of our hometown! With your Wi-Fi enabled device you can now go online for free by accessing the wireless network named "City of Newton Free".  

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The City of Newton's Affordable Downtown Wi-Fi initiative has been recognized as a "Bright Idea" by Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government! 


The primary mission of the Information Systems Department is to provide technology support, oversight and direction to help the City make the best possible use of available technology.

Duties of the Department include:


  • Provision of the structure, equipment, software and support for staff, citizens, and other interested parties to use City information efficiently within a secure environment.
  • Oversight of procurement, operation and maintenance of computer systems, network and telephone services and related equipment.
  • Development and maintenance of Internet related information services including the City’s web sites.
  • Support for departmental data services and technology needs.