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Region of Waterloo Library goers will be able to borrow the internet

People living in rural Waterloo Region will have the chance to borrow an internet hotspot device from their local Region of Waterloo Library as of Oct. 17.

Region of Waterloo Library card holders will be able to rent an internet hotspot device for a week

Region of Waterloo Library card holders will be able to borrow one wireless hotspot device that gives access to the internet for one week as of Oct.17. (Dmitry A./Shutterstock)

People living in rural Waterloo Region will have the chance to borrow the internet from their local Region of Waterloo Library as of Oct. 17.

Region of Waterloo Library (RWL) card holders will be able to borrow one wireless hotspot device that gives access to the internet for a week. 

"This means freedom for township residents." Kelly Bernstein, manager of library services said in a release.

"Many rural areas in Waterloo Region are underserved by high-speed internet providers, and borrowing a hotspot from RWL will enable residents to access online services from home and away."

A user can connect laptops and other electronic devices to the internet through the device remotely, wherever Bell cellular service is available.

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