Jacksonville Square Gets High-Tech Upgrades

One local city plans some high-tech upgrades in order to draw more visitors to the town square.The Jacksonville Square is the heart of the small college town. Recently the City of Jacksonville has begun to update the space with the intent to bring more people.

Improvements include new restaurants and shops, but the newest and most technologically-forward upgrade is the benches. City Councilmen Jimmy Harrell explains why.

Harrell also says the city of Jacksonville hopes to one day add more solar powered benches all around the city. The benches are available to everyone for free.

During special events people are encouraged to gather at the square and take advantage of the technology, including the free wifi, provided by Cable-One.


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