Illustration of a bridge with multi-colored light streams coming out of it on a light gray background. Text reads "Everybody Learns Initiative, Bridge the Digital Divide."

Everybody Learns Wi-Fi Initiative

Everybody Learns Wi-Fi Initiative

CEN is helping Governor Lamont bridge the digital divide by bringing free outdoor public Wi-Fi to eligible towns and locations across the state as part of the ‘Everybody Learns’ Initiative.  The project will help provide internet access in support of learning, business development, and telehealth by leveraging and continuing to invest in CEN’s statewide connectivity infrastructure. Together, through the Governor’s funding and CEN Member partnerships and statewide human network, we can help make a difference to communities in need of quality internet experiences through the COVID crisis. 

 

Program Overview

  • Governor Lamont’s Everybody Learns Initiative
  • Part of 3-pronged approach to addressing the digital divide through broadband access
  • 20 Urban and 20 Rural towns with the most need of connectivity help
  • WiFi access points attached to CEN’s high performance network
  • Walk up / drive up Internet access for CT citizens
  • Supporting education, general Internet access, telehealth
  • Leveraging community assets like public libraries, municipal buildings, and schools
  • Donated to the participating partner location
  • Managed by CEN for 12 months as funded by Governor Lamont
  • 5 year pre-paid licensing on hardware included

Target Towns

Target towns provided by Governor’s office based on American Community Survey data from the 2014-2018. Public portal available at https://data.census.gov/cedsci/

Walk Up / Drive Up and Connect

eduroam

  • ‘Education roaming’
  • Allows teachers, students, and staff from participating institutions to securely access the Internet from any eduroam-enabled institution/location.
  • Uses your local school’s user credentials, no need to re-configure your Wi-Fi at a new location, just open your device and get on.
  • CEN will cover the licensing cost for any CEN connected K-12 institution to federate their identity provider (IDP) service
  • https://www.eduroam.org/ ; https://incommon.org/eduroam/

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CTPublicWiFi

  • General citizen use
  • Captive portal redirect with general info, acceptable use, and simple login
  • Filtered to remove access to explicit and adult content
  • Funding support for 1 year

 

 

 

Technical Features

  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 access points with dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios
  • Up to 2402 Mbps in the 5 GHz band and 1148 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band
  • IP67: Ruggedized installations for outdoor use (dust, moisture, vibration)
  • Wireless mesh capable for multi-hop situations (max=3)
  • Filtered to remove access to explicit and adult content
  • Rate limiting capable to ensure ample and equitable bandwidth for all

Participating Locations

Detailed Location and Status

Municipality Site Name Install Status Site Address
Ansonia Ansonia High School Online 20 Polaski Highway, Ansonia, CT 06401
Ansonia Ansonia Public Library Online 53 South Cliff St., Ansonia, CT 06401
Barkhamsted Barkhamsted Elementary School Online 65 Ripley Hill Rd., Barkhamsted, CT 06063
Bethany Clark Memorial Library Online 538 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT 06524
Bloomfield Prosser Public Library Online 1 Tunxis Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002
Bloomfield MacMahon Wintonbury Public Library Online 1015 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002
Bloomfield Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center Online 330 Park Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002
Bloomfield Bloomfield Town Hall Online 800 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002
Bloomfield CREC Metropolitan Learning Center Online 1551 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002
Bozrah Fields Memorial School Online 8 Bozrah St. Ext, Bozrah, CT06334
Bridgeport The Bridge Academy Online 401 Kossuth St., Bridgeport, CT 06608
Bridgeport Bridgeport Library Online 925 Broad St., Bridgeport, CT 06604
Bridgeport Bridgeport Learning Center (Sheridan School) Online 280 Tesiny Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606
Bridgeport Bridgeport Library - Black Rock Branch Online 2705 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605
Bridgeport Bridgeport Library - East Side Branch Online 1174 East Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604
Bridgeport Bridgeport Library - North Branch Online 3455 Madison Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606
Bridgeport Bridgeport Library - Newfield Branch Online 755 Central Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06607
Bristol Bristol Board of Education Online 129 Church St., Bristol, CT 06010
Bristol Bristol Public Library Online 5 High St., Bristol, CT 06010
Brooklyn Brooklyn Middle School Online 119 Gorman Rd., Brooklyn, CT 06234
Canterbury Canterbury Public Library Online 1 Municipal Dr., Canterbury, CT 06331
Chaplin Chaplin Public Library Online 130 Chaplin St., Chaplin, CT 06235
Cromwell Cromwell Middle School Online 6 Mann Memorial Dr., Cromwell, CT 06416
Danbury WCSU (Old Main Building) Online 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810
Danbury Danbury Public Library Online 170 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810
Derby Derby Public Library Online 313 Elizabeth St., Derby, CT 06418
East Hampton East Hampton Public Library Online 105 Main St., East Hampton, CT 06424
East Hartford East Hartford Public Library Online 840 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108
East Hartford East Hartford High School Online 869 Forbes St., East Hartford, CT 06118
East Hartford Pratt & Whitney Stadium Online 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06108
East Hartford CREC Glastonbury Magnet School Online 95 Oak St., Glastonbury, CT 06033
East Haven Hagaman Memorial Library Online 228 Main St., East Haven, CT 06512
East Windsor Warehouse Point Library Online 107 Main St., East Windsor, CT 06088
Farmington Tunxis Community College Install Pending 271 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington, CT 06032
Franklin Janet Carlson Calvert Library Online 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin, CT, 06254
Grosvenordale Thompson Town Hall Online 815 Riverside Drive, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255
Guilford Guilford Free Library Online 67 Park St., Guilford, CT 06437
Hartford Achievement First Elementary School Online 305 Greenfield St., Hartford, CT 06112
Hartford XL Center Online 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103
Hartford Connecticut Science Center Online 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103
Hartford The Bushnell Online 166 Capital Ave., Hartford, CT 06106
Hartford CT Department of Higher Education / Board of Regents Online 61 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105
Hartford UCONN School of Law Online 55 Elizabeth St, Hartford, CT 06105
Hartford CREC Middle Magnet School (HQ) Online 111 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, CT 06106
Hartford CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Online 160 Huyshope, Hartford, CT 06106
Hartford Trinity College (Trinfo Café) Online 1300 Broad St., Hartford, CT 06106
Hartland Hartland School Online 30 South Rd., East Hartland, CT 06027
Higganum Haddam Killingworth High School Online 95 Little City Rd., Higganum, CT 06441
Killingly Killingly Public Library Online 25 Westcott Rd., Danielson, CT 06239
Killingly Quinebaug Valley Community College Online 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson, CT 06239
Killingworth Killingworth Elementary School Online 340 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419
Lisbon Lisbon Central School Online 15 Newent Road, Lisbon, CT 06351
Meriden Meriden Board of Education Online 22 Liberty St., Meriden, CT 06450
Meriden Meriden City Hall Online 142 East Main St., Meriden, CT 06450
Meriden Meriden Public Library Online 104 Miller St., Meriden, CT 06450
Meriden Washington Middle School Online 1225 North Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450
Middlefield Levi E. Coe Library Online 414 Main St, Middlefield, CT 06455
Middletown Middletown High School Online 200 La Rosa Ln., Middletown, CT 06457
Middletown Russell Public Library Online 123 Broad St., Middletown, CT 06457
Middletown Middletown City Hall Online 245 deKoven Dr., Middletown, CT 06457
Middletown MacDonough School Online 66 Spring St., Middletown, CT 06457
Milford Milford Public Library Online 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, CT 06460
Montville Montville High School Online 800 Old Colchester Rd., Oakdale, CT 06370
Naugatuck Naugatuck High School Online 543 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck, CT 06770
Naugatuck Howard Whittemore Memorial Library Online 243 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770
Naugatuck City Hill Middle School Online 441 City Hill St., Naugatuck, CT 06770
New Britain Central Connecticut State University Online 1615 Stanley St., New Britain, CT 06053
New Britain New Britain Public Library Online 20 High St., New Britain, CT 06051
New Haven Barnard Magnet Elementary School Online 170 Derby Ave., New Haven, CT 06519
New Haven New Haven Free Public Library - Mitchell Branch Online 37 Harrison St., New Haven, CT 06515
New Haven Common Ground High School Online 358 Springside Ave., New Haven, CT 06515
New Haven New Haven Free Public Library - Ives Branch Survey Pending 133 Elm Street New Haven, CT 06510
New London Interdistrict School for Arts & Communication Online 190 Governer Winthrop Blvd., New London, CT 06320
New London Public Library of New London Online 63 Huntington St., New London, CT 06320
New Milford Sarah Noble Elementary School Online 25 Sunny Valley Rd., New Milford, CT 06776
Newington Lucy Robbins Welles Library Online 100 Garfield St., Newington, CT 06111
Newington Newington Senior Center Online 120 Cedar St. #2655, Newington, CT06111
North Canaan Douglas Library of North Canaan Online 108 Main St., North Canaan, CT 06018
North Canaan North Canaan Elementary School Online 90 Pease St., North Canaan, CT 06018
North Haven North Haven Rec Center Online 5 Lindsey St., North Haven, CT 06473
North Haven North Haven Memorial Library Online 17 Elm St., North Haven, CT 06473
Norwich Howard T. Brown Park Online 100 Chelsea Harbor Dr, Norwich, CT 06360
Norwich Rose City Senior Center Online 8 Mahan Dr, Norwich, CT 06360
Norwich Integrated Day Charter School Online 68 Thermos Ave., Norwich, CT 06360
Norwich Otis Library Online 261 Main St, Norwich, CT 06360
Norwich Norwich City Hall Building Online 100 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360
Norwich Oakwood Knoll Online Near 29 Oakwood Knoll, Norwich, CT 06360
Norwich Intersection of Frankling St and Chestnut St Online Near 308 Franklin St, Norwich, CT 06360
Old Lyme Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Online 69 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT 06371
Old Lyme Lyme Consolidated School Online 478 Hamburg Rd., Lyme, CT 06371
Plainfield Plainfield High School Online 105 Putnam Rd., Central Village, CT 06332
Plainville Plainville Town Hall Online 1 Central Square, Plainville, CT 06062
Plainville Plainville Public Library Online 56 E. Main St., Plainville, CT 06062
Plymouth Plymouth Center School Online 107 North St., Plymouth, CT 06782
Pomfret Pomfret Public Library Online 449 Pomfret St., Pomfret, CT 06528
Portland Town of Portland (Buck-Foreman Community Center) Online 265 Main St., Portland, CT 06480
Putnam Putnam High School Online 152 Woodstock Ave., Putnam, CT 06260
Seymour Seymour Community Center Online 20 Pine St., Seymour, CT 06483
Seymour Seymour Public Library Online 46 Church St, Seymour, CT 06483
Southbury Southbury Public Library Online 100 Poverty Rd., Southbury, CT 06488
Southbury Pomperaug Regional High School Online 234 Judd Rd., Southbury, CT 06488
Southbury Southbury Volunteer Fire Department Online 427 Main St., Southbury, CT 06488
Sprague Sprague Public Library Online 76 Main St., Sprague, CT 06330
Stamford The Ferguson Library - Harry Bennett Branch Online 115 Vine Rd., Stamford, CT 06905
Stamford The Ferguson Library - Weed Branch Online 1143 Hope St., Stamford, CT 06907
Stamford The Ferguson Library - Main Library Install Pending One Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06904
Sterling Sterling Library Online 1183 Plainfield Pike, Oneco, CT 06373
Stonington Stonington Free Library Online 20 High St., Stonington, CT 06378
Stratford Stratford Public Library Online 2203 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615
Terryville Eli Terry Jr. Middle School Online 21 North Main St, Terryville, CT 06786
Terryville Terryville Public Library Online 238 Main St., Terryville, CT 06786
Terryville Terryville High School Online 33 N. Harwinton Ave., Terryville, CT 06786
Terryville Harry S. Fisher Elementary School Online 79 N. Main St., Terryville, CT 06786
Torrington Torrington High School Online 50 Major Besse Dr., Torrington, CT 06790
Union Union Schools Online 18 Kinney Hollow Rd. Union, CT 06076
Wallingford Mark T. Sheehan High School Online 142 Hope Hill Rd., Wallingforrd, CT 06492
Wallingford Lyman Hall High School Online 70 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492
Wallingford Pond Hill Elementary School Online 299 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492
Waterbury Waterbury Silas Bronson Library Online 267 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702
Waterbury Waterbury Board of Education Online 236 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702
West Haven West Haven Public Library Online 300 Elm St., West Haven, CT 06516
West Haven West Haven High School Online 1 Circle St., West Haven, CT 06516
West Haven Ora M. Mason Library Online 260 Benham Hill Rd., West Haven, CT 06516
Wethersfield Wethersfield High School Online 411 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield, CT 06109
Wethersfield CREC Discovery Academy Online 176 Cumberland Ave., Wethersfield, CT 06109
Willimantic Willimantic Public Library Online 905 Main St., Willimantic, CT 06226
Willington Willington Public Library Online 7 Ruby Rd., Willington, CT 06279
Winchester Beardsley Memorial Library Online 40 Munro Pl., Winstead, CT 06098
Winchester Northwestern-Winstead Community College Online Park Place East, Winstead, CT 06098
Winchester Gilbert School Install Pending 200 Williams Ave., Winstead, CT 06098
Winchester Pearson Middle School Online 2 Wetmore Ave., Winsted, CT 06098
Windsor Locks Windsor Locks High School Online 58 South Elm St., Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Wolcott Wolcott Public Library Online 469 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott, CT 06716
Wolcott Wolcott High School Install Pending 457 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott, CT 06716