Internet Access

Gates Chili WiFi Hotspots

  • The Gates Chili Central School District recognizes that adequate access to computing devices and high-speed internet are essential for learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, during the 2020-21 school year, the district is providing Kajeet Smartspot WiFi hotspots for students who do not have Internet access at home.

    This program enables students to "check out" a hotspot that is fully paid by the district. The program is intended to help GCCSD students access online resources during hybrid and remote learning. These devices have Internet content filters in addition to our laptop Internet filter and are scheduled so they cannot be used between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The hotspot should be used for educational purposes and connected to GCCSD equipment only.

    The borrowing limit is one device per household. Only one form is necessary per household.

    If you do not have daily access to high-speed internet, please click here to complete a WiFi request form.

     

Library Hotspots

  • Monroe County Library System will have mobile hot spots for Internet available starting Friday, March 20. Call the Central Library and use curbside pick-up to get them. 

    Central Library
    Monday through Friday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    585-428-7300

    Library staff will gather the items from the shelf if they are available, and check them out to you using your library card number. Make sure you have your library card on hand when you call.

     

Spectrum Internet

  • The district would like to make you aware of a unique offer from Charter (Spectrum). Charter is offering Spectrum Internet up to 100 Mbps (200 Mbps in some areas) for free, including in-home Wi-Fi, to new subscriber households with teachers or K-12 or college students for 60 days.*

    • Spectrum Internet Assist service, available to qualified low-income families, will also be
      offered for free for those not already enrolled in the program.
    • A free self-installation kit will be provided to new subscriber households.
    • Spectrum Internet has no data caps and no hidden fees.
    • With New York currently at the epicenter of the health crisis, this offer has been extended to include those who may have a past due balance.
    • Charter is partnering with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these
      tools to help students learn remotely.

    To enroll in this program, you can call 1-844-488-8395. Enrollment is available in 200 languages. Please note that installation fees will be waived for new student households. 

     

    Charter has also opened its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use. A map of Charter’s Wi-Fi hotspots is available here: www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspotsEnter your address or zoom in to view street-level locations of indoor/outdoor hotspots.