The city of Franklin is offering free Wi-Fi to the public at select locations starting March 31 in an effort to assist residents and students.

“We are pleased to offer this free service during a time when so many of our residents are working or studying from home,” City Administrator Eric Stuckey said. “This high-speed internet service will enable students without internet access at home to receive their online instructions.”

The network, identified as “COFPublicWiFi,” will be be available to connect to in two blocks around the city square in downtown Franklin, Harlinsdale Farm and Eastern Flank Battlefield Park.

Residents are encouraged to maintain social distancing while using service in the designated areas.