Cochise County residents in two rural areas will have improved Wi-Fi access, due to the award of state funding.
The Library Services and Technology grant from the Arizona State Library will allow the Cochise County Library District to lend Wi-Fi hotspots to patrons of two of its facilities.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the grant at the Library District Board meeting on January 8.
Visitors to the Sunsites and Elfrida libraries will now have the ability to checkout a Wi-Fi hotspot, along with their books. The grant provides $6,000 and runs until September 30.
“Three municipal libraries in Cochise County – Bisbee, Douglas and Huachuca City –successfully implemented this service in 2018,” said administrative manager Jennifer Davis. “And providing internet access for rural residents supports the strategic priorities identified by the Board of Supervisors.”