Stivers said the public hotspots can be used by anyone living in the community free of charge and that each hotspot can accommodate about 50 users at a time. She said ranges can differ depending external variables, but each location has been selected because of the available parking nearby.
She said the township spent just under $1,000 for the three routers for the hotspot sites. In addition, working with the local United Way obtained a service deal through T-Mobile to support the hotspots at $38 per router per month.
The township’s pilot project will be re-evaluated by the trustees in May, Stivers said.