Source: The Hill

As many as 280 school buses are going to be equipped with Wi-Fi to serve as internet hotspots across North Carolina, according to reporting from The Hill.

Google, AT&T and the Duke Energy Foundation all contributed to provide for the equipment, Governor Roy Cooper said in a press release.

“In many communities, school buses are already delivering meals to students and their families. Now they’re delivering Wi-Fi for online learning,” Cooper said in the press release.

About half of the buses should be in place for 29 counties, according to the article. The hotspots are not just for student use; The Hill reports that individuals can also use the internet to access unemployment applications and to connect with health care providers.

The state already has hotspots in other locations for residents to use. 

Read the full story on how North Carolina is providing Wi-Fi to students and others during the coronavirus pandemic from The Hill.