Providing Public WiFi for Underserved Communities in Florida
The COVID-19 Global Pandemic has made access to fast, reliable internet more necessary than ever before, and low-income communities across Florida are being disproportionally affected as distance learning and social isolation widens the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots."
Our mission is to identify communities that would benefit from publicly accessible WiFi hotspots to allow their students to excel and their citizens to engage. With help from our industry partners (and you!) we can make a lasting difference in these areas.
For about $6,000 per installation, we can install fast, stand-alone public hotspot towers that use solar power and cellular data to provide access almost anywhere in the state. Better yet, this initial installation cost provides one year of service at no cost to local government. Following this initial period, the community can provide internet access indefinitely at low cost.
Get Involved! - Upcoming and Recent Events
Flagler Park Installation - City of Okeechobee, March 26, 2020
FELI 2021 Volunteers will be assisting in the setup of portable hotspots for the City of Okeechobee in this growing downtown space
eRun for eLearning - FELI 21 Virtual 5KApril 23 to August 7, 2021
Go the distance to help connect disadvantaged students to virtual classrooms! Run or walk this virtual 5k at your pace to help us fund the installation of wifi towers to support distance learning and ensure no child gets left behind
Cooler Raffle - August 6, 2021
Win a Yeti® cooler stuffed to the brim with booze and prizes! Drawing will be in person at the ACEC Florida Annual Conference at The Breakers Palm Beach. Buy tickets at the conference at our booth or from any FELI Class member in advance