Wi-Fi Hotspots Are Coming to Columbia Housing Resident Communities

Concerns continue to rise about the absence of high-speed Internet or broadband access in underserved areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide this essential service in our community and help local residents stay connected, Richland Library is launching the Home-Spot initiative.

Working with Columbia Housing, the initiative enables us to circulate 65 Wi-Fi hotspots through July 2021. They're heading to 26 resident communities across Richland County.

After linking to the wireless networks, local residents have the ability to learn and complete schoolwork, contact loved ones remotely, and utilize basic services that have moved to digital platforms.

"Now, more than ever, access to technology is crucial," says Chief Program and Innovation Officer Tony Tallent. "Richland Library wants to eradicate service gaps and increase the overall livability in our community."

The Home-Spot initiative is made possible, thanks to funding from the McNulty Foundation and the Richland Library Friends and Foundation.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.