Chatham County families can request internet hotspot device for on-line learning by August 20

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County Schools is using hotspot devices to provide options to help students needing more reliable home internet access. While hotspots are not complete solutions because they fully depend on cellphone coverage, they may be good fits for many of the district’s students. At this time, families may request one hotspot per household. Those devices will require Sprint or Verizon coverage. Based on requests, need and the number of hotspots available, the district will work to prioritize and distribute hotspots to families in the coming weeks.

Families may request a hotspot at Requests received by 5 p.m. Aug. 20 will be included in the district’s first review and distribution later in the month.

At this time, CCS is working to identify priorities and family needs across the district related to hotspots and internet access. The hotspot program is an ongoing effort and may be subject to change.

Each family may only request 1 device per household. Some hotspots were distributed in Jan/Feb 2020 as part of the 1Million project for high school students. If your student/family has already received this device, you would not be eligible for an additional device.