Thanks to a $4000 grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, Yavapai County residents will now be able to borrow the Internet just like a book. Wi-Fi hotspots provide 24/7 access to the Internet with unlimited data on a fast, secure network.
A Wi-Fi hotspot is a portable device that provides Internet access for up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices. Hotspots rely on mobile broadband service from a cellular provider to provide 4G LTE coverage.
The ability to use the Internet has become increasingly important in all facets of daily life, yet not everyone has easy or affordable access to this technology. According to the July 1, 2018 population estimates from the United States Census Bureau, nearly 18% of Prescott’s population is without broadband access at home. The purpose of the circulation of Wi-Fi hotspots is to lessen the gap of the digital pide by providing our patrons with greater access to the Internet away from the library.
Call 928.777.1526 or visit the Ask a Librarian desk with any questions.
This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a pision of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.