March 29, 2020 Internet Access Update

Posted by Susan Heidt on 3/29/2020 4:00:00 PM

Dear Monticello Families, 

We have worked with the two local internet service providers, TDS and Fibernet in the Monticello area.  They are providing free internet to families that do not already have internet during the COVID-19 distance learning.  Thank you to TDS and Fibernet Monticello for their service to our students.   We understand that there are many school district families who live outside of the areas these two major carrier's service.  Please see the attached for additional offers from Charter/Spectrum and Comcast.  

Finally, we have a limited number of t-mobile pucks for hotspot connections that have been promised delivery to our district this week. There is an extreme demand for hotspots and our t-mobile sales rep is monitoring shipments for the nationwide demand from their warehouses daily.  We have contacted other providers only to learn supply will not be available until June or July.  If your family does not have internet access, please contact your child's teacher or principal.  They understand that lack of internet is an issue.  We have not given up on options and are continuing to do our best to exhaust internet access possibilities for our school district families.  

- Sue