In another way to help the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Vermont has published a map of area WiFi connections, including their passwords to better help citizens access high-speed internet to remain socially isolated.
“Internet connectivity is an important resource for Vermonters during this crisis, which is keeping us physically distanced from one another,” said Governor Phil Scott. “As we’re asking many to work and learn remotely, these public Wi-Fi points are especially critical to keeping workers and students connected if they do not have access at home.”
The map includes the location of the Wi-Fi hot spots and pertinent information about how to access them, including places where users can access Wi-Fi from outside the building or in a parked vehicle to encourage social distancing.
The Department received assistance from libraries, schools and municipal governments in creating the map, as well as support from the Agency of Digital Services, the Department of Libraries, the Agency of Commerce & Community Development, the Agency of Education, the Vermont Center for Geographic Information and the Department of Health.
“I extend my sincere gratitude to these organizations for their assistance, without which the Department would have been unable to put together this map,” said Public Service Commissioner June Tierney.
The map can be found at here.
Additional connectivity resources can be found at here.
According to the Department of Public Service, the map will be updated as new information becomes available. Vermonters are encouraged to send information about Wi-Fi hot spots to email@example.com.