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Posted on: March 30, 2020

County Executive Meyer launches ‘drive-thru’ wi-fi hotspots across New Castle County

New Castle, DE – New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, in partnership with Verizon and Assurance Media, Cisco-Meraki and the New Castle County Information Systems and Public Works departments, will provide complimentary wi-fi hotspots in eight locations for County residents starting today. Efforts began last Saturday, March 21 and in just over a week, these hotspots are up and running. Wi-Fi users are instructed to remain inside their vehicles while using the hotspots. Guests use their own devices to logon.

“Wi-Fi is a growing necessity, whether you use it for school, email, or social media, and this will better serve communities who don’t have internet access at home, who are working with limited data plans, and especially students who need to be online to stay connected to their teachers,” County Executive Meyer said.

If physical distancing is not respected in areas around County buildings, New Castle County will deactivate hotspots.

To learn where additional hotspots have been added, New Castle County has established a site that will show where each of these Wi-Fi hotspots are located.

Locations available on Monday, March 30 are:

NCC Government Center (87 Reads Way, New Castle 19720)

NCC Gilliam Building (77 Reads Way, New Castle 19720)

Garfield Park PAL (26 Karlyn Dr, New Castle DE 19720)

Banning Park Maintenance Base (102 Middleboro Rd, Wilmington, 19804)

Kimberton Police Academy (201 Kimberton Drive, Newark 19713)

EMS Base 5 Parking Lot (North Broad Street, Middletown)

Kirkwood Library (6000 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE)

Bear Library rear parking lot (101 Governors Place, Bear)

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