Parsons, West Virginia – More than 1,000 WiFi hotspots are being set up across West Virginia. That was the goal of the Kids Connect Initiative. The project is part of bringing broadband availability to students participating in virtual learning in the Mountain State.
As of Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the Parsons Parks and Recreation Commission is now a part of the program. They have a WiFi hotspot set up in Mill Race Park for K-12 students who need to connect for online learning, conducting research, Zoom meetings and homework assignments. Availability is from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, including holidays.
“We are very pleased that the Governor and WV State Board of Education have created this initiative. We are proud to be a part of it and provide another hotspot location in our community,” said City Administrator Jason Myers.
The coverage zone for the hotspot in Mill Race Park is in and around Pavilion No. 1. More information is available at https://wvkidsconnect.net.
The WiFi name is WVKidsConnect. Technical Support is available at 1-866-K12-WIFI (866-512-9464). Here are the details on how to connect:
- Locate the wireless/WiFi connections on your devices and choose WVKidsConnect.
- Open an internet browser session (i.e. Chrome, Safari, Firefox).
- Read and accept the “Acceptable Use” message.
- Check the consent box.
- Click the “Continue to Internet” tab.