Wi-Fi may be coming to downtown Decatur

The project would cost the city $20,000.

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 10:45 AM
Updated: Aug 22, 2018 10:47 AM

WAAY 31 sat down with Decatur mayor Tab Bowling to find out he plans to get Wi-Fi in downtown Decatur.

According to Bowling, the project would cost the city $20,000 and is part of his budget for the next fiscal year.

Bowling told us the city would put in its own infrastructure and use advertisement sales on the Wi-Fi login page to pay off the up-front cost.

Bowling said the project will pay for itself in two years, and if all goes well the city will look to expand its wireless network.

"Decatur's kind of known for our wonderful recreation, so trying to put our Wi-Fi in at those locations will be important," Bowling said.

If the city council approves his budget next month, Mayor Bowling said work on the downtown Wi-Fi network could start as early as October.

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