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Friday, May 04, 2007

Free wireless internet for Kingsport - Downtown, Midtown, MeadowView

Eastman Credit Union and the Greater Kingsport Alliance for Development announce the provision of free wireless internet access for nearly 14,000 Kingsport residents and commuters in Kingsport’s Downtown, Midtown and MeadowView.


Some of the FREE wi-fi hotspots include (not an exhaustive list):


  • Downtown Kingsport – including all downtown businesses, restaurants, coffee shops and outdoor spaces
  • MeadowView Marriott Hotel & Convention Center – including all surrounding businesses, medical offices, restaurants, coffee shops and outdoor spaces
  • Midtown Kingsport – including Eastman & AFG office buildings, Toy F. Reid Center, V.O. Dobbins Center, Renaissance Center, Borden Park/Village, Riverview
  • Public Library
  • Skate Park
  • Red Cross
  • Broad Street Concert Series
  • The State Theatre
  • Church Circle
  • Holston Valley Medical Center
  • The Lofts at Washington School


Be sure to say thanks to ECU for their community vision!



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Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.