**UPDATE! We are back online! Thank you to our friends at Citizens Bank of Edmond for helping us get things cleared up (at least temp. while we get our hardware! So, come, sip, talk (and get on Facebook!)**
For the next hand full of days, EVOKE will be without public / free wifi.
We know. A coffee place without free wifi. This has been a battle for coffee bars for years and we had never planned to enter the ring on this one. However, today we made the decision to change how our free and public wifi is distributed. There are several reasons why and we wanted to be sure we best communicated with you as we rebuild our network and get it back online and ready for you. Quickly, here are a few things we are addressing:
1. Illegal Downloads / Streaming: This is a big deal and something we do not want to be an issue at EVOKE or anywhere, really.
2. Internet Security: We want to be sure that when you are hanging at EVOKE and using our free internet that you are protected. It’s the least we can do for our paying coffee / beer drinkers! We have had many folks using our networks from the parking lots and other areas around Downtown Edmond and it just isn’t what it was intended for.
3. Network Hogging: We provide this service free of charge in exchange for your purchase! We have had quite a few issues with folks watching full length movies, downloading very large files and other massive internet activity that bogs the system down and makes it hard for others to enjoy it.
So, we are working as fast as we can to get all of this fixed and back online. We know it will make many of you upset but we hope that our transparency in this matter will help smooth things over.
You will never have to pay more than the price of coffee and food to use WiFi at EVOKE. While we hope that you will come and enjoy our bar and the other folks that frequent our bar stools and chairs without computers from time to time, we also want to be the place you can come and get other stuff done as well.
We have a simple goal: We want to be your SOCIAL coffee bar!
Please bear with us. We are on it and will have a system that works great for all!