Historic downtown Northport gets public wifi grant

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Jacyn Abbott

Thanks to a $46,000 grant from T-Mobile, historic downtown Northport is getting free public wifi.

Northport was one of 25 cities around the U.S. and one of three in Alabama to receive a T-Mobile Hometown Grant. Fairfield and Selma were the other Alabama recipients.

Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon says he’s excited for what this means to the area.

“It’s a good thing for our downtown, it’s good thing for the city,” Herndon said.

The free public wifi will not only enhance visitors’ experiences in the area, but it will also help local businesses and locals themselves stay connected.

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill server Alexandria Townsend. “I really think it will help all the businesses out, especially if they don’t have wifi of their own”

Herndon said he doesn’t yet know when the installation will happen.

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