Greenfield testing free downtown Wi-Fi program

They're still working on securing the network

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Some people may have noticed they had access to free Wi-Fi on Main Street in Greenfield Tuesday.

The town of Greenfield wants to create a Wi-Fi network for the entire town.

On November 3rd, residents in Greenfield will have the chance to vote on Question 3, which will ask if they’d support a municipal telecommunications system. If residents vote yes, town-wide Wi-Fi access could be in the very near future.

Right now, the town is just testing out the program on Main Street, and from Elms Street to High Street.

Greenfield resident Milagros Ruiz told 22News, this program could save a lot of money for a lot of people. “That’s awesome for everybody here, especially for me and I love it. They’re not going to use that much data anymore from their phone. It’s free Wi-Fi for a lot of people, it’ll save money.”

22New spoke with Greenfield Mayor William Martin, who said the Wi-Fi on Main Street is all set to go and available; however, they’re still working on securing the network so that people can surf the web with a peace of mind.

The mayor also said the end date of this pilot program isn’t known yet, but residents and visitors will have a few months to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi access in certain parts of town.

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