JONESBORO – Visitors to downtown Jonesboro will soon have access to free Wi-Fi along the Main Street corridor thanks to a partnership between Ritter Communications and the City of Jonesboro.
Ritter is donating the service at no charge to the City and its residents. Utilizing the company’s fiber optic network, Ritter is in the process of installing wireless access points that will provide a high-speed, multi-gigabit signal along Main Street with a reach of Washington Avenue to the south and Cate Street to the north.
“Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is one step to improve the economic and visitor appeal to downtown Jonesboro,” Mayor Harold Perrin said. “We believe adding this amenity to our downtown gives people one more reason to visit the area and spend time here, which will benefit the numerous businesses based along and around Main Street.
“We are extremely grateful to Ritter Communications for providing the resources to make this happen.”
The free Wi-Fi service will launch in conjunction with the Downtown Jonesboro BBQ and Music Festival on Sept. 30. Ritter Communications is a Jonesboro-based company that serves 62 communities and more than 45,000 customers in the region with advanced voice and data services typically found only in major metropolitan areas.
“We live in a world of connectivity, and people have become accustomed to having wireless internet access wherever they go,” Ritter Communications President Alan Morse said. “We’re proud to provide this service that will certainly enhance the Downtown Jonesboro experience as people enjoy the area’s tremendous retail, dining and entertainment venues.”