City of Athens to provide free wifi downtown

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The city of Athens is bringing the world wide web to its residents and visitors for free.

The Appalachian Regional Commission approved a grant of nearly $40,000 to the city – to provide public WiFi service in the historic commercial core of the city.

This new WiFi service will make 100 megabytes of dedicated bandwidth available to the approximately 9,000 residents and visitors who visit the downtown area daily.

This to help support local businesses and bring in tourists.

WiFi will be free in the area for at least five years thanks to this grant.

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