Summerville free WiFi covers more of downtown

Google installed free WiFi system in Marion Square (above) in 2012. The Internet search giant expanded the service in downtown Summerville this week.

Internet users in Summerville can now use free WiFi in more areas downtown.

The increased wireless connection is from an initiative that’s part of the Google Data Center Community. Summerville Mayor Bill Collins said the enlarged WiFi zone ranges from West Richardson Avenue to the intersection of Cedar Street.

So far, Google has invested about $51,000 into offering free WiFi in the city since October 2013, said Tiffany Norton, spokeswoman for Summerville.

Goose Creek and Charleston’s Marion Square and Waterfront Park have similar services from Google, which operates a large data center off Highway 52 in Berkeley County.

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