MIDDLETOWN – Students who need high-speed internet at home have the option to go online. the Russell Library, 123 Broad St., received 50 hotspots to distribute to unconnected households for educational purposes. The service will be provided for free until June 30, according to a press release.
Funding was provided by the federal government Connectivity Emergency Fund to help bridge the homework gap. “When the Emergency Connectivity Fund was announced, we knew it could help bridge Middletown’s digital divide,” Director Ramona Burkey said in a prepared statement. “Our mission statement reads, ‘we empower people to grow, connect, strive and thrive’. These hotspots tick those boxes for students in our community.