Last week, Gloucester County announced that its staff has been working to increase opportunities for residents in underserved area of the county to access Wi-Fi.
Several partners have joined the county in offering free, limited Wi-Fi access. The locations are listed below. People are asked to observe social distancing or stay in their cars. County Wi-Fi hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All county sites are named GCFree and do not require a password. In addition to the public sites, Gloucester County Public Schools is offering its Wi-Fi for students and staff from the parking areas of each of the schools. Public Wi-Fi locations include:
—Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester;
—Gloucester County Library Point Branch, 2354 York Crossing Drive, Hayes;
—Gloucester County Building One, 6467 Main Street, Gloucester, parking lot in the rear of the building;
—Gloucester Courthouse Circle, parking on Main Street;
—BridgePoint Church, 10487 Harcum Road in Gloucester. Connectivity is available in the back parking lot;
—Dutton’s Grocery, 9900 Davenport Road, Woods Cross Roads. Connectivity is available from the front of the store;
—Franktronics, 3618 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes. The Wi-Fi network is “FranktronicsGuests” and the password will be posted on the side of the building. Connectivity is available in the Franktronics parking lot, and reaches across the street in the Salvation Army parking lot. Please leave ample spots by doors for retail customers.
—Gloucester Housing Partnership, 6661 Hickory Fork Road, Suite C, Hayes. Connectivity is available 24/7 and its parking lot can accommodate between one and 10 cars. The Wi-Fi network is “GHPI” and the password is “ghpi7335.”
—Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6470 Main Street, Gloucester. Connectivity is available for access 24/7 to anyone close enough to the church to receive the signal. The connection is available on two-hour limits and 500 users can access the network simultaneously without a password.
—Hodges & Bryant, LLC, 6834 Ware House Road, Gloucester. Connectivity is available from the parking lot in front of the business beginning April 14. The password to connect is “password.”
—Newington Baptist Church, 6169 Main Street, Gloucester. Wi-Fi is available 24/7 from the handicapped parking spots closest to the building with the columns and steeple. There are spots for 10 people at a time. The Wi-Fi connection is “newingtonhotspot” and the password is “17andmain.”
—Rappahannock Community College, 12745 College Drive. Connectivity is available in the parking lot area, closest to the nature trail entrance. No password is required.—Ware Academy, 7936 John Clayton Memorial Highway, Gloucester. No password is required.
To be added to the list of public sites send your business or organization’s name and address to Gloucester’s Community Engagement and Public Information department by e-mailing Public Information and Marketing Coordinator Quinton Sheppard at email@example.com or by calling 804-693-5730.