A partnership between Portage Health Foundation, up.net, Peninsula Fiber Network and REMC1 has led to the development of a network of free WiFi Hotspots that will be placed throughout Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties.
“We recognize how important connectivity is - especially at a time when we are doing so much more on the Internet from home including online learning and more demands for home-based work,” Executive Director Kevin Store said. “These will be available through at least September, and if they are heavily utilized we hope to keep them up even longer. I want to personally thank our partners who made this possible.”
Nearly every school in the four-county area will have a WiFi Hotspot, there are WiFi Hotspots active in Alston, Tapiola, Chassell, Lake Linden, Calumet and Houghton already, and additional locations are being finalized now.
The WiFi Hotspots are free and open to the public with no password required. They will be active every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and do not track any personal usage.
More information and a map of free WiFi Hotspots can be found at phfgive.org/wifi.
Hotspot Network in Response to COVID-19
Portage Health Foundation is proud to bring this to our community as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. See a full list of what we've done and help support our efforts by visiting phfgive.org/covid19.