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TIMELY CONNECTIONS: University of Delaware partners with Delaware school districts to provide internet access

In a move to address internet connectivity needs critical to online learning, the University of Delaware and K-12 schools districts in Delaware are collaborating  to offer eduroam Wi-Fi or public Wi-Fi free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is particularly important for students who live in rural areas where broadband access is limited or who have inadequate or no access at home.

eduroam Wi-Fi provides higher education students with a free, seamless and more secure way to connect to the internet and complete their online coursework. Unlike public Wi-Fi, eduroam Wi-Fi limits access to only persons with authenticated accounts — reducing traffic while increasing security for UD students, faculty and staff. Public wi-Fi is an option for K-12 districts students and parents to access the internet.

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