Benson celebrated its recent installation of downtown Wi-Fi on Tuesday afternoon with a “cord cutting” ceremony held at the Benson Museum of Local History. The Museum’s conference room was filled with town staff, area business owners, and residents as Town Manager Matt Zapp welcomed the crowd. “So much has changed in Benson — we have so many folks helping us do amazing things. Like today, we’re here to celebrate our downtown WiFi,” he said, referring to numerous people in the room including NC House Rep. Larry Strickland, Don Belk with the NC Department of Commerce, George Collier with the NC Broadband Infrastructure Office, and Andy Goethals with Create Connections, among many others. Rep. Strickland helped Benson secure the $20,000 Downtown Revitalization grant to make the project possible. He also addressed the room. “This is all about building relationships — serving my district — and I am so happy I was able to get this grant and do whatever I can for Benson and the entirety of Johnston County,” he said.