The City of Wichita announced it has partnered with T-Mobile for an experimental pilot project that will bring free Wi-Fi access to Wichita homes.
Hotspots are now available for checkout at the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center and the Colvin Neighborhood Resource Center. They will be allowed to be checked out for a period of two weeks at a time for any Wichita resident who is older than 18 and has a valid ID with a proof of address.
According to the city and T-Mobile, the hotspots will be able to service up to 15 devices.
The goal of the project is to close the digital divide in the city of Wichita. According to the city, approximately 25 percent of Wichita homes do not have access to wireless internet.