As internet access becomes essential for students, districts are finding ways to expand Wi-Fi coverage

bus-wi-fiNear the shore of the murky Salton Sea in the Southern California desert, a bus drives up to West Shores High School each day with a critical connection: A Wi-Fi router mounted behind an interior mirror, providing internet access for students whose homes aren’t wired.

At night, the bus driver parks more than 15 miles away on a sand driveway in a mobile home park. There, the hotspot is available to students as long as the battery lasts....

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