Our WiFi network spans the House legislative campus, which includes the Capitol and the Anderson House Office Building. The specific areas of wireless network access (“hotspots”) include:
Capitol Building - The House Appropriations Room, fourth floor Committee Rooms and the third floor Visitor Gallery above the House Chamber.
Anderson House Office Building - Public areas of the first floor, including the State Plate eatery; in and around the 3rd floor Committee rooms, 5th floor Hearing rooms and the Mackinac Room (conference hall).
You will need to bring your own computer or PDA. The House does not loan computer equipment, nor does it have any public kiosks where equipment is permanently installed and available for “walk up” use. Any device that supports wireless networking, and has an Internet browser installed, should be able to use the House WiFi hotspots. Specifically, you will need:
Our WiFi network is designed to provide basic wireless Internet access and as such:
The House does not offer technical assistance to guests choosing to use our WiFi hotspots. We strongly suggest that you test your equipment, and become familiar with your specific WiFi hotspot connection process, prior to visiting the House of Representatives.
For a list of WiFi hotspots in your area, try Intel’s Hotspot Finder - http://v4.jiwire.com/search-hotspot-locations.htm
The security of your computer, or PDA, with regard to personal information, viruses or spyware, is your responsibility. The Michigan House of Representatives assumes no liability for any damage or loss incurred while using our public network access.
Still have questions about the House Wireless Network? Please view our Frequently Asked Questions page.