Williamsburg, Va. selects Kajeet for new pilot program providing free internet access to local residents
MCLEAN, VA. (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 10, 2021
Kajeet®, a leading provider of IoT connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable and controlled internet connectivity to students, enterprises, state and local governments and IoT solution providers, today announced the city of Williamsburg selected Kajeet Connect Prime™ to deliver free internet access to local residents. As part of a new six-month pilot program funded by the CARES Act, the city of Williamsburg is deploying free internet access to residents in the Highland Park neighborhood with the intention of expanding to other locations.
“As the world becomes increasingly digital, broadband internet connectivity is no longer a ‘nice to have’ service but is essential to improving and effectively managing day-to-day life,” said Mark Barham, IT director of the city of Williamsburg. “This pilot program will serve as a blueprint for how government-issued Wi-Fi service can benefit individual residents and the community as a whole.”
According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 27% of Americans do not have a broadband connection in their home. This number is even more alarming in rural areas, where more than one in three households (37%) are without internet. To help close the digital divide and boost the well-being of residents, Kajeet Connect Prime™ routers are being distributed to residents in areas identified by the city of Williamsburg as having a high percentage of families without internet access. The secure Wi-Fi solution are customized to support internet activity that enables a higher quality of life for residents, such as job searching and virtual interviews, paying bills and scheduling health appointments.
“Kajeet is mission-focused on delivering internet connectivity solutions that enable better decision and better lives,” said Dominic Marcellino, director of strategy and business development at Kajeet. “This pilot program aligns with our mission and we’re excited to work with the great city of Williamsburg on this innovative initiative.”
Kajeet Connect Prime™ is compatible with every major U.S. network carrier, ensuring the most reliable internet connectivity regardless of location. The solution is provisioned on its award-winning IoT management platform, Sentinel®. The most advanced solution for controlling an IoT network from a centralized console, Sentinel® enables extensive administrative control that offers many features, including complete visibility into data usage on all connected devices, policy controls and content blocking for added security.
About Kajeet Kajeet provides optimized IoT connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable and controlled internet connectivity to students, enterprises, state and local governments, and IoT solution providers. Kajeet is the only managed IoT connectivity services provider in the industry to offer a scalable IoT management platform, Sentinel®, that includes complete visibility into real-time data usage, policy control management, custom content filters for added security and multi-network flexibility. Whether to enable digital access that ensures student success, empower companies to connect and control devices in the field, or offer support and a platform to launch a complex mobile solution, Kajeet is trusted by many to make powerful and flexible wireless solutions easy. Kajeet is available for hybrid and multi-network access across all major North American wireless networks, globally in 24 other countries, and on multiple licensed and unlicensed networks. Kajeet holds 38 U.S. patents in mobile technologies. To learn more, visit kajeet.com and follow on Twitter at @Kajeet.