Source: Sean Keenan, Curbed Atlanta
Downtown’s Woodruff Park, already surrounded by numerous eateries and retail shops, is soon to receive a new amenity: free Wi-Fi.
As of tomorrow, thanks to a partnership between Georgia’s Own Credit Union, 100 Peachtree, and Southwest Airlines, free, high-speed internet will be offered across the park for all to access.
The initiative is funded by Southwest Airlines’s Heart of the Community grant, which helps enliven public spaces while encouraging people to bond with their neighbors and environment.
Woodruff Park has long been a hangout not just for downtown Atlanta’s business community, but a significant contingent of its homeless population.
With easier access to free internet, many indigent people could have a new avenue to search for jobs and social services, the logic goes.
Read the complete article at the link above.