Hotspot project assists Norton K-12 students

January 23, 2021

Norton government and the city school system have partnered to improve wi-fi online access for students who are struggling to do their work amid COVID-19 restrictions.

City Manager Fred Ramey gave city council an update Tuesday.

According to Ramey, city and school officials began discussions last March about possibly installing wi-fi hotspots around Norton to provide areas where students could visit and download/upload their school work.

Using part of the city’s federal CARES Act virus relief funding, hotspots have been installed in Norton’s parks at 11th Street, Locust Avenue and Clear Creek.

Also, hotspots were placed at Ramsey Park and Pine Hill park, which are operated by the city’s redevelopment and housing authority.

Further, hotspots were placed at city hall and both city schools.