We are pleased with the progress Wendell is making to bring technology to its residents.
Wendell, like the other eastern Wake towns, chose not to get into the Google Fiber game several years ago when towns were asked if they would like to participate in extending that service to residents.
But the town has been steadily investing financial resources into a public technology infrastructure that is a one-of-a-kind operation in this region.
Visitors to Wendell’s downtown can now access WiFi on their mobile devices in that area, which allows them to access the Internet without using their own costly data.
The value in this service is that people can access news and information and they can communicate with each other more easily when they are in downtown. That’s good for the town because in today’s connected world, access to news and information and the ability to communicate at will is in increasing demand.
Wendell is ahead of the curve locally, though there is more still to do. We trust town leaders will see the value in creating a connected Wendell and continue to endorse efforts that make that a reality.