Atlantic Broadband announced Wednesday that its free high speed Wi-Fi service in downtown Aiken is now operating.
The service covers the downtown Aiken perimeter along Laurens and Newberry streets between Barnwell Street and Park Avenue. Residents and visitors traveling through the area will get access to the Wi-Fi Internet with speeds up to 5 Mbps.
The service is part of Atlantic Broadband’s $4.5 million “FastForward Aiken” initiative.
“Access to free Wi-Fi is such a huge asset to Aiken’s downtown vitality,” said Executive Director of the Downtown Aiken Development Association, Avery Spears-Mahoney. “Wi-Fi is something folks have wanted in downtown for so long, we are excited that it is finally here.”
Atlantic Broadband is a subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc., the 13th-largest cable operator in the country. In addition to providing services to Aiken, the company operates in Delaware, Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania.