GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) – Gloucester County officials have been working to increase opportunities for residents in underserved areas of the county to access WiFi during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The county says they are offering free, limited WiFi access from the parking lots of the Gloucester Main Library and the Point branch as well as on Main Street around the court circle.
“We understand there are many out there who would like to be able to complete homework assignments, check their e-mails or connect virtually with family members,” said Carol Steele, Gloucester’s assistant county administrator.
According to Steele, about 15 percent of Gloucester residents are still without reliable broadband access.
The county is encouraging private businesses and organizations to assist in the effort to spread internet connection.
Officials are seeking businesses and organizations with strong WiFi signals who are willing to let members of the community access their connections by sitting in vehicles in their parking lots.
If your business or organization is willing to share broadband access with the public, officials ask that you submit information by e-mailing Quinton Sheppard, public information and marketing coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 804-693-5730.
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