MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – From selfies for social media to searching local restaurant menus, you can do it all without using your data in downtown Macon.
Middle Georgia State University is launching “WiFi Macon.”
MGA, Macon-Bibb, and Cox Communications partnered to bring free Wi-Fi to Poplar Street.
Dr. Kevin Floyd with MGA says free Wi-Fi will add to tourists’ experience and help keep Macon moving forward in the digital age.
“It’s good for the community,” Dr. Floyd said. “It’s good for tourism. Very good for the businesses along this growing corridor. It’s going to help Macon stay connected and provide the foundation for Macon to become a ‘smart’ city.”
Mark Stevens works downtown and says he’s glad to see Macon being progressive.
“WiFi Macon” is made possible through a $39,000 Downtown Challenge Grant.
To access the Wi-Fi, go to your WiFi settings and click ‘Public WiFi.’ The free Wi-Fi is accessible on Poplar Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Rosa Parks Square.