The farthest reaching community inclusion program operated by Greenlight is its free public Wifi service. Greenlight offers ubiquitous wifi in the downtown, at the Amtrak train station, and at its Gillette Athletic Complex, including at the Southern Bank Stadium.
When residents hop off the Amtrak train, they can hop onto Greenlight's free public wifi as they walk through downtown, while enjoying the Whirligig Park, and even while standing outside and enjoying the wares of the new local microbrewery.
There are few things that bring people together more than sports. Outdoor sports engagements now depend heavily on accessing high speed internet, from video streaming games on the field to keeping baseball scores.
"I think people enjoy it .They are able to share it with their loved ones, because of the technology that is out here they can actually help people who are not here be able to see their children play." (Dawn Petty, Youth Soccer Coach)
At the J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex, one of the premier soccer and little league complexes in the state, even out of state family members can watch their children play games in Wilson from the comfort of their homes. Greenlight has equipped the soccer and baseball field with live streaming capabilities. At the Southern Bank Baseball Stadium, which holds 450 spectators in the Grand Stand and 500 spectators in the outfield grass berm, visitors can follow each game live on Twitter thanks to Greenlights' internet capacity, and track game stats via the score keepers IPad score books.
Wilson's free public wifi removes any attendee worries that they might hit their cell phone data caps while engaging in these memorable family events.
Expanded Free Wi-fi
Greenlight recently, 2020, added 30 new public wi-fi access points to expand coverage throughout Wilson. While available to everyone, the project was designed to provide students with a convenient wi-fi option for remote learning.
“We quickly realized the community need for more wi-fi, specifically for students to continue learning while schools are closed,” said Will Aycock, Greenlight General Manager. “We were able to deploy new access points across the community to make it easier for students to connect to school.”
We’ve also added a new map to show all of the new access points. To find the wi-fi closest to your house, enter your address at: https://gis.wilsonnc.org/CommunityMaps/greenlighthotspots
Connect to “City of Wilson Free Public Wi-fi” with no password required.
Additional access points can be added if needed. If you live inside the City of Wilson corporate limits and do not have Internet or wi-fi access, please contact Greenlight at 252-399-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org