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Georgetown to Offer Free Wi-Fi Downtown

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Downtown Georgetown (Photo: WBOC) Downtown Georgetown (Photo: WBOC)

GEORGETOWN, Del.- With the help of federal funding, Georgetown will soon become one of five communities in the country to establish universal broadband internet access downtown.

The program, named "Cool & Connected," is an initiative proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the EPA. 

Georgetown officials say the new Wi-Fi will stretch half a mile and will include three public areas downtown where people can sit back, relax and stay connected. 

According to Georgetown Town Manager Gene Dvornik, the program is helping the town stay up-to-date.

"We've got to keep up as times change, and as we've seen, some of the cities who have Wi-Fi access and they have it available in the public sector, that it makes them that much more attractive than someplace that doesn't. And that's what I think millennials want," Dvornik said. 

Advocates say free Wi-Fi will help improve walkability as well as help local businesses. 

The town is holding an open house on the project on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m., at Town Hall (39 The Circle). 

Anyone desiring additional information on the open house should contact Gene Dvornick or Jocelyn Godwin at 302-856-7391.

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