3/30/20: WOU’s Library & Academic Innovation has ordered additional hotspots to facilitate the teaching and learning of Spring Term coursework. We expect them to arrive the first part of this week. As soon as we receive them we will begin distribution of them according to the waitlist, below. To view the waitlist form in a new window, use this link instead.

 

Sprint: These hotspots will provide unlimited data on the Sprint network. Please find your location on the Nationwide Coverage to determine if you can access data. 
Verizon: A very limited number of Verizon-network hotspots are on backorder. They are due to arrive 4/24. Find your location on Verizon’s interactive map (scroll down on the resulting page.)

 

These two networks are the only ones we can gain hotspots for at this time. Because we will have far more Sprint hotspots than Verizon hotspots, we are holding the Verizon hotspots for people who cannot access the Sprint network. 

 

 As with all other materials available from the Library, WOU is covering the cost of these hotspots, with no expense passed on to the borrower. They have unlimited data. 

Please pursue installed broadband. Broadband companies are responding to the crisis in various ways that can be beneficial to students, including low-cost or free service to students and elimination of data caps. 

  • Charter’s Spectrum and Comcast’s Internet Essentials are two such programs. 
  • Broadband providers pledging to Keep Americans Connected commit to waiving late fees incurred because of coronavirus-related economic circumstances and to not terminate service due to the inability to pay bills. 
  • Find Internet providers available for your location at BroadbandNow.com.
  • Contact the available providers and indicate your status as a student. 

If you don’t see the waitlist form, click on “Hotspot Waitlist” or on the down arrow on the right side .

Hotspot Waitlist

When we receive the hotspots, we will:

  1. Email those who indicate they can pick one up at Hamersly Library (by appointment only). The email will provide our appointment form.
  2. For those unable to pick up a hotspot from Hamersly Library, we will check one out to you and mail it to your current residence. You’ll receive an automated email when we check it out to your account, and we will also email you with shipping information. Our shipping method will require a signature upon your receiving it.