MHTC opens public Wi-Fi hot spots

Service provided to fill need during coronavirus pandemic

​​MHTC installed 4 public Wi-Fi hot spots throughout its serving area to help people stay connected to work and school during the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

​​​​Broadband access to the internet has become increasingly important as disruptions related to the pandemic has forced many people to work from home and students to participate in virtual classrooms or distance learning. MHTC is taking steps to make available fast, dependable internet access to more people in the region it serves.

​​​​“This pandemic has affected our daily lives in dramatic ways, and that disruption could continue for some time,” says CEO John Van Ooyen.  “There are people in our area who do not have internet access, or their connection is not sufficient for their current needs. These Wi-Fi hot spots will help fill those gaps and provide a reliable connection to those who need it.”

​​​​Public Wi-Fi hot spots are located at:

  • ​​MHTC back parking lot @ 200 E. Main St, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
  • ​​Harris Park @ 600 Bennett Rd, Dodgeville, WI 53533
  • Village of Hollandale parking lot @ 200 5th Hollandale, WI 53544
  • Iowa County Fairgrounds @ 900 Fair St, Mineral Point, WI 53565

​​​​Due to the social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC, MHTC encourages users to remain in their cars to limit exposure to themselves and others. “We also recommend that priority be given to students needing to participate in online classes and to those who need to work if they cannot be in their office,” says John Van Ooyen.

​​MHTC is honored to be part of this community, and we are always looking for opportunities to serve our neighbors,” CEO John Van Ooyen says. “The current health crisis has disrupted everyone’s lives, but we hope these Wi-Fi hot spots will help ease the burden by providing people with a critical connection.”