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

Everyone Learns Wi-Fi Initiative

Everyone 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 $43.5 Million ‘Everyone 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 Everyone 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
Bethany Clark Memorial Library Survey Pending 538 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT 06524
Bloomfield CREC Metropolitan Learning Center Online 1551 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002
Bloomfield Bloomfield Town Hall Online 800 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002
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
Bridgeport Bridgeport Learning Center (Sheridan School) Install Scheduled 280 Tesiny Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606
Bridgeport The Bridge Academy Online 401 Kossuth St., Bridgeport, CT 06608
Bridgeport Bridgeport Library Online 925 Broad St., Bridgeport, CT 06604
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 Install Scheduled 129 Church St., Bristol, CT 06010
Bristol Bristol Public Library Install Scheduled 5 High St., Bristol, CT 06010
Brooklyn Brooklyn Middle School Online 119 Gorman Rd., Brooklyn, CT 06234
Canterbury
Canterbury Public School
Survey Pending
1 Municipal Dr., Canterbury, CT 06331
Chaplin Chaplin Public Library Survey Pending 130 Chaplin St., Chaplin, CT 06235
Danbury WCSU (Old Main Building) Online 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810
Danbury Danbury Public Library Online 170 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810
Danielson Killingly Public Library Online 25 Westcott Rd., Danielson, CT 06239
Danielson Quinnebaug Valley Community College Survey Pending 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson, CT 06239
Derby Derby Public Library Online 313 Elizabeth St., Derby, CT 06418
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 Install Scheduled 95 Oak St., Glastonbury, CT 06033
East Hartford East Hartford Public Library Online 840 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108
East Haven Hagaman Memorial Library Survey Pending 228 Main St., East Haven, CT 06512
East Windsor
Warehouse Point Library
Survey Pending
107 Main St., East Windsor, CT 06088
Franklin Janet Carlson Calvert Library Online 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin, CT, 06254
Grosvenordale Thompson Town Hall Online 815 Riverside Drive, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255
Hartford XL Center Online 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103
Hartford Achievement First Elementary School Online 305 Greenfield St., Hartford, CT 06112
Hartford Connecticut Science Center Online 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103
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 CPTV - Hartford Install Scheduled 1049 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105
Hartford The Bushnell Online 166 Capital Ave., Hartford, CT 06106
Hartford CT Department of Higher Education Survey Pending 61 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105
Hartford Trinity College (Trinfo Café) Survey Pending 1300 Broad St., Hartford, CT 06106
Higganum Haddam Killingworth High School Survey Pending
95 Little City Rd., Higganum, CT 06441
Killingworth
Killingworth Elementary School
Survey Pending
340 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419
Lisbon
Lisbon Central School
Survey Pending
15 Newent Road, Lisbon, CT 06351
Litchfield Litchfield Historical Society (Site 1) Survey Pending 80 East St., Litchfield, CT 06759
Litchfield Litchfield Historical Society (Site 2) Survey Pending 82 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759
Lyme
Lyme Consolidated School
Survey Pending
478 Hamburg Rd., Lyme, CT 06371
Meriden Meriden Board of Education Online 22 Liberty St., Meriden, CT 06450
Meriden Meriden City Hall Survey Pending 142 East Main St., Meriden, CT 06450
Meriden Merriden Public Library Survey Pending 104 Miller St., Meriden, CT 06450
Meriden
Washington Middle School
Survey Pending
1225 North Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450
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 Survey Pending 57 New Haven Ave., Milforrd, 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
New Britain Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Online 1615 Stanley St., New Britain, CT 06053
New Britain
New Britain Public Library
Survey Pending
20 High St., New Britain, CT 06051
New Haven 70 Audubon Street Association, Inc. Survey Pending 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510
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 (Charter) Online 358 Springside Ave., New Haven, CT 06515
New Haven Quinnipiac University North Haven Campus Survey Pending 370 Bassett Rd., North Haven, CT 06473
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
Newington Lucy Robbins Welles Library Online 100 Garfield St., Newington, CT 06111
Newington Newington Senior Center Online 120 Cedar St., 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 Survey Pending
5 Lindsey St., North Haven, CT 06473
Norwich Integrated Day Charter School Online 68 Thermos Ave., Norwich, CT 06360
Norwich Otis Library Install Scheduled 261 Main St, Norwich, CT 06360
Norwich NFA/NPU Install Pending 305 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360
Old Lyme
Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School
Survey Pending
69 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT 06371
Plainfield Plainfield High School Survey Pending 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
Survey Pending
107 North St., Plymouth, CT 06782
Pomfret Pomfret Public Library Online 449 Pomfret St., Pomfret, CT 06528
Portland
Buck Forman Community Center
Survey Pending
265 Main St., Portland, CT 06480
Portland Town of Portland (Buck-Foreman Community Center) Survey Pending 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 Dpt.
Survey Pending
427 Main St., Southbury, CT 06488
Sprague Sprague Public Library Online 76 Main St., Sprague, CT 06330
Stamford The Ferguson Library - Harry Bennett Branch Survey Pending 115 Vine Rd., Stamford, CT 06905
Stamford Stamford Westhill High School Survey Pending 125 Roxbury Rd., Stamford, CT 
Sterling Sterling Library Survey Pending 1183 Plainfield Pike, Oneco, CT 06373
Stonington
Stonington Free Library
Survey Pending
20 High St., Stonington, CT 06378
Stratford Stratford Public Library Install Scheduled 2203 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615
Terryville Eli Terry Jr. Middle School Online 21 North Main St, Terryville, CT 06786
Terryville
Terryville Fisher Elementary
Survey Pending
79 N. Main St., Terryville, CT 06786
Terryville
Terryville High School
Survey Pending
33 N. Harwinton Ave., Terryville, CT 06786
Terryville Terryville Public Library Online 238 Main St., Terryville, CT 06786
Torrington Torrington High School Online Major Besse Dr., Torrington, CT 06790
Wallingford Mark T. Sheehan High School Survey Pending 142 Hope Hill Rd., Wallingforrd, CT 06492
Wallingford Lyman Hall High School Survey Pending 70 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492
Wallingford
Pond Hill Elementary School
Survey Pending
299 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492
Waterbury Waterbury Board of Education Install Pending 236 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702
Waterbury Waterbury Silas Bronson Library Online 267 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 Survey Pending 260 Benham Hill Rd., West Haven, CT 06516
Wethersfield Wethersfield High School Online 411 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield, CT 06109
Wethersfield CREC Discovery Academy Install Scheduled 176 Cumberland Ave., Wethersfield, CT 06109
Willimantic Willimantic Public Library Online 905 Main St., Willimantic, CT 06226
Willington
Willington Public Library
Survey Pending
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 Online 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 Online 457 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott, CT 06716