CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the City Council approved $2.4 million in grant money from the Emergency Connectivity Fund (EFC) for the Corpus Christi Public Libraries (CCPL) to provide 5,000 Wi-Fi hotspot devices for residents that qualify.
The Wi-Fi hotspots will be available to check out at any of the Corpus Christi Library locations. Participants must have a library card.
CCPL has also partnered with Prospera Housing Community Services and the Corpus Christi Housing Authority & Affiliates to distribute the hotspots to those that qualify within their housing communities.
The devices will have high-speed internet service, provided by T-Mobile USA for 12 months.
“This is a vital resource that will assist families and children in bridging the digital divide,” Mayor Paulette Guajardo said. “The city is proud to accept this $2.5 million Federal grant for our library system, which will improve our communities’ overall access to educational information.”
CCPL will provide the public with a specific launch date on the library’s website when it becomes available.
Please visit https://www.cctexas.com/library for up-to-date information.