Last week, nine drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots were deployed across Grant County to bring free public broadband internet.
Over the past few weeks, Grant PUD has partnered with the Washington State Broadband Office to bring free public broadband internet access to several Grant County locations. This comes at a time when communities need the internet the most for school, work and keeping in touch during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This first wave of installs brought together multiple public and private partners at both the state and local level to address the internet need. Local drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots are now located in the following areas:
Quincy Middle School- 16 6th Ave SE, Quincy
George Community Hall- 403 W Montmorency Blvd, Quincy
The signals reach approximately 750 feet allowing for a “drive-in” experience. Locations were chosen in central areas that have adequate parking and/or a grassy space where people can take their technology and log on. There are no passwords needed to access the hotspots and each hotspot can be found by searching for the “homeworkhub” network. All hotspots are up and active.
For a complete list of free hotspots throughout Washington State please go to www.driveinwifi.wa.gov. The map will be updated as more hotspots become available.