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Some OC Students Will Get Free Mobile WiFi For Remote Learning

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Mobile wi-fi units will soon be dispatched to densely populated communities in Orange County, where many students don’t have internet access and struggle to keep up with remote learning.

Beginning on Oct. 27, the Wifi on Wheels program will rotate near elementary schools in Westminster and Midway City. The signal can transmit 900 feet or more, and allows up to 150 users to connect at a time.

“In this beginning stage, [we’re gauging] how are these hours working out, how are these locations working out,” said spokesperson David Lopez. “We’ll use the data and make adjustments as needed.”

The program will later expand to Stanton, La Palma, La Habra and San Juan Capistrano.

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In Los Angeles, free internet service is becoming available in four South L.A. public housing complexes, and will be accessible to 9,000 residents.