A local communications provider is setting up free internet access for students to use while schools are shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yelcot Communications is in the process of getting the free wifi set up throughout their service area.
In Mountain Home, Yelcot has gotten permission to create guest networks at the Baxter County Fairgrounds and at Ultimate Ford. At the fairgrounds, access will be on the east side of the property by the cattle barns. Ultimate Ford’s network will be off the east side of the building and accessible in the First Christian Church parking lot. The Ultimate Ford access point should be operational early next week.
Other locations for the free wifi for students include Big Spring Park in Cotter, downtown Yellville, Yellville City Park, around the court house in Mountain View, and Melbourne Church of Christ in the parking lot across the street from Freedom Ford.
Yelcot is also setting up wifi access at their hut locations including Mountain View, Allison, Gaylor and Pleasant Grove.
At all locations, the access will be under Education WiFi. No password is required. Speeds will be limited to 5 mg upload/5 mg download. The wifi will be available from 6AM – 10PM.
You can visit wifi.yelcot.com for a map of the locations where the wifi locations are set up.
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