Anyone wanting to access the Internet in Angier’s downtown area will now be able to do so with at no cost after the town board voted to provide the service.
Angier Town Manger Gerry Vincent said the Angier Town Board voted to use $20,000 from the North Carolina Department of Commerce to install Internet in the downtown area. The service is available in the downtown area from Depot Square to the Dora Street water tower and then west to the Weeks building where Langley’s Gymnastics building is located. It will also be available to visitors to Jack Marley Park.
Because of band width limitations, local residents in homes will not have access to the Internet service.
Those wishing to use the service can access it through the Angier Open Icon in their phone or computer.
There is no password is required to access the Internet.
Mayor Lew Weatherspoon said the service will be good for local citizens.
“This is good for the town, we are doing it for all our citizens and those who shop downtown,” Weatherspoon said. “This is the first of some new things that are happening in our Town.”
Angier is in the midst of a downtown revitalization effort. Just this week the ribbon was cut on a mural on the side of the town hall building. Other murals are planned for the side of Ed’s Family Restaurant and the Ty Cobb insurance building.
WRAL television in Raleigh is planning to install a weather camera on top of the C&D Insurance building in downtown. The camera is expected to go live in the near future.
-The Daily Record