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Grant PUD and Washington State Broadband Office launch drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots

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 internet the most for school, work and keeping in touch during the COVID-19 pandemic.Last week, nine drive-in Wi-Fi hot spots were deployed to address that effort.

This first wave of installs brought together multiple public and private partners at both the state and local level to address the internet need.Drive-in Wi-Fi hot spots are now located in the following areas:

ACH School District Brick House

312 E Main Street, Coulee City

Wilson Creek City Park

Railroad Street, Wilson Creek

East Beach Park

301 Daisy St N, Soap Lake

Ephrata Recycling Center

behind the Ephrata Armory, A St SE, Ephrata

Quincy Middle School

16 6th Ave SE, Quincy

George Community Hall

403 W Montmorency Blvd, Quincy

Warden Community Center

114 N Oak Street, Warden

Quincy Columbia Basin Irrigation District

11522 1st Ave SE, Royal Camp

Port of Mattawa office

20140 Rd 24 SW Suite G, Mattawa

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 log on to www.driveinwifi.wa.gov.The map will be updated as more hotspots become available.


 

Grant PUD y la oficina del estado de Washington lanzan hot spots de Wi-Fi por ventanilla (drive-in)

En las pasadas semanas, Grant PUD se ha aliado con la oficina del estado de Wahsington para llegar acceso a internet de banda ancha a diversas localidades del Condado de Grant. Esto llega en un momento en el que las comunidades necesitan internet para los estudios, trabajo y para mantenerse en contacto durante la pandemia de COVID-19. La semana pasada, nueve hot spots de Wi-Fi por ventanilla fueron desplegados para abordar ese esfuerzo.

Esta primera tanda de sitios aunó a múltiples aliados públicos y privados a escala estatal y local para abordar la necesidad de internet. Los hot spots de Wi-Fi por ventanilla se encuentran en las siguientes áreas:

ACH School District Brick House

312 E Main Street, Coulee City

Wilson Creek City Park

Railroad Street, Wilson Creek

East Beach Park

301 Daisy St N, Soap Lake

Ephrata Recycling Center

behind the Ephrata Armory, A St SE, Ephrata

Quincy Middle School

16 6th Ave SE, Quincy

George Community Hall

403 W Montmorency Blvd, Quincy

Warden Community Center

114 N Oak Street, Warden

Quincy Columbia Basin Irrigation District

11522 1st Ave SE, Royal Camp

Port of Mattawa office

20140 Rd 24 SW Suite G, Mattawa

Las señales alcanzan aproximadamente 750 pies, permitiendo una experiencia de "dive-in". Las localidades fueron elegidas en las áreas centrales con estacionamiento adecuado y/o espacios verdes a los que las personas pueden llevar su tecnología y conectarse. No hay contraseñas necesarias para acceder los hot spots y cada uno puede encontrarse buscando la red "homeworkhub". Todos los hot spots están instalados y activos.

Para obtener una lista completa de hot spots gratuitos en todo el estado de Washington, visite www.driveinwifi.wa.gov. El mapa será actualizado a medida que hayan más hot spots disponibles.