Just in time for the Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee, North Augusta has free Wi-Fi downtown.
The new service is being provided free by Spirit Communications over an area that stretches from the Municipal Center to the churches –First Baptist and Grace United Methodist – and from East to West avenues.
"Free is a price I like to pay," Mayor Lark Jones said during an announcement ceremony Friday, held amid the setup for the annualHalloween celebration downtown.
About 20,000 people were expected to attend Friday and give the new Wi-Fi a workout.
Eventually, the city would like to provide free Wi-Fi to a wider area, especially along the Greeneway, said City Administrator Todd Glover.
To access the Wi-Fi, residents and visitors just need to search for networks and find "Spirit4U."
Spirit is a Columbia-based company with its own fiber optic network in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. It provides voice, data and internet services to more than 3,000 businesses and 200 government agencies, according to its website.