Open Broadband held a ribbon cutting party announcing service deployment in Belmont NC. Service includes a free public Wi-Fi zone in downtown Belmont. The Gaston Gazette wrote about the launch event:
Open Broadband, a private North Carolina-based wireless internet provider, plans to have its unique high-speed service up and running in January 2018. Essentially, the company will install a specialized microwave dish in downtown Belmont that blasts up to a 1-gigabit Wi-Fi signal to the area along Main Street and Stowe Park, creating a downtown Wi-Fi zone which the public can access any time of day.
“Users will be able to access this network outside only, as this public Wi-Fi will not penetrate into the downtown buildings,” Belmont City Manager Adrian Miller said. “We felt that this was the next logical step to make downtown Belmont a premier regional destination for shopping, entertainment and innovation.”
With Belmont’s everincreasing foot traffic and plethora of outdoor concerts, festivals and other events downtown, the Wi-Fi zone will provide for the first time an internet network to which vendors, bands and visitors looking for a place to stay or eat can connect.
Miller says the Open Broadband service can also provide a Wi-Fi solution for the Belmont Police Department, which is in discussions to install security cameras overlooking city parks and parking lots.
To read the full article about Open Broadband in Gaston County, NC click here.