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Downtown High Point may get own Wi-Fi

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HIGH POINT, N.C. –Downtown High Point could have it’s own Wi-Fi service by the end of the year.

High Point City Manager Strib Boynton said he outlined the idea of getting Wi-Fi service for the downtown area while at a City Council retreat last week.  The council approved the idea, but no plans have been approved or laid out, he said.

Since the idea is in its initial stages, Boynton said there are no proposed maps or estimated costs for putting a plan in place. He said he hopes they’ll have an estimated cost in about two months.

The city’s goal is to have the service available by the October furniture market.

Boynton said he’s spoken with one consultant so far about the possibility of having carriers help with the cost.