Cellular hotspots assist serve
Amherst colleges’ wants
Amherst County Public Faculties and a neighborhood firm have partnered to offer a number of moveable hotspot items that present high-speed web service.
Superintendent Rob Arnold mentioned three items are in place: on the Tanglewood Cellular House Park in Madison Heights, Mount Nice Methodist Church on Thrashers Creek Street and the Monroe Neighborhood Heart on U.S. 29. Two extra, together with the Elon space and a yet-to-be-determined location, are set for set up quickly, he mentioned.
“It’s free web for a yr,” Arnold mentioned. “It gives extra locations for households that do not need web entry.”
The division is working with SCS Broadband, an organization primarily based in Arrington, and utilizing cash from the federal Coronavirus, Help, Aid and Financial Safety (CARES) Act for the cellular items, Arnold mentioned.
The moveable hotspot items are constructed on trailers and permit the general public to entry the web from their automobiles by utilizing a laptop computer as much as 1,000 toes away. The items are constructed to make use of photo voltaic power.