The Rural Organizing Project (ROP) has 12 hotspots with service for a year to distribute around the state to increase internet access and foster community connections. Please fill out a survey to let us know if you’re interested in receiving a mobile hotspot to use for creative community building that also increases internet access in this crucial moment. The deadline to fill out the survey is January 8th, 2021!
Some of the innovative ways that groups have proposed to use a mobile hotspot so far include:
Placing a hotspot in a mobile home park for students to use to connect to online schooling who don’t have reliable internet access
Setting up a hotspot at a local church where immigrant families already come weekly to pick up food and other basic necessities. Without internet, phone data often runs out quickly and people can’t call home to check on their loved ones in the middle of this pandemic
Putting a hotspot in the Grange Hall so community members can come and take care of the important daily tasks that are so often now online, including students who live too rurally to access internet can come and join their peers in online schooling rather than completing the paper packets
How could you and your group use a mobile hotspot? We’re interested in hearing how hotspot internet access could strengthen your local organizing and support your community! Let us know by filling out the survey here by January 8th! After the survey closes, ROP will review responses and distribute hotspots to 12 groups. If you see a need for a hotspot but want help creating a plan for how to impact the most people, we’d love to talk! Email us at Abbi@rop.org.
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