Councilwoman Donna McNichols announced that an anonymous merchant had agreed to foot the $3,000 bill for installation of Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) hardware — two shoebox-lid sized panels that would broadcast Internet signals.
Paul Fourshee — who researched the technology as a member of the Cadiz Retail Task Force — said the panels are made to resemble bricks or other building supplies, and mount flat on a wall, projecting a signal with a 350-foot radius.
The technology is being aimed at Renaissance Square and the Courthouse area.
Councilwoman McNichols said a Louisville-based company was offering a free 90-day trial period for the service.
“Do you have somebody to pay the bill monthly?” Councilman Jim Ricks said. “My Internet is rather expensive, is why I [ask] that.”
“I have reservations if we have to pay anything,” Councilwoman Susan Bryant, who does not own a computer, said.
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