• Internet Options: 


    APPLY FOR CELLULAR HOTSPOT: Brunswick County Schools will provide a limited number of cellular hotspots for those families who do not have Internet access for remote learning.   

     
    Only devices owned by BCS will be able to access this service. Parents will be asked to sign the Brunswick County Schools Student Internet Hotspot Loaner Agreement.  
     
    The devices are ordered and as soon as we receive them we will contact you with further instructions.   You will be asked to meet with our technical support team at a designated time and place with any student Chromebook you currently have. Your current checked out device will be exchanged for a device linked to the hot spot.
     
    APPLICATION:
     
     
    If you need a replacement Chromebook for the duration of use of the hotspot, you should contact the Help Desk at 910.253.1095 to arrange an exchange of device  

     

    MAP OF AVAILABLE SERVICE OPTIONS:

    • North Carolina Department of Information Technology has compiled a list of new and existing free or affordable service offerings from vendors across the state:  https://www.ncbroadband.gov/covid19broadband/
    • ATMC announced that the cooperative has introduced a new broadband assistance program, called ATMC Lifeline Match, that will provide an additional discount of $9.25 per month on broadband service for low-income cooperative members that qualify for the Federal Communication Commission’s National Lifeline Program.

      ATMC members who apply and qualify for both discounts will be eligible for a combined monthly reduction of $18.50
      towards their ATMC broadband service.  For more information about eligibility for the federal Lifeline program, ATMC members can visit
      www.LifelineSupport.org and submit a verification application online. Once eligibility is confirmed, customers can call
      910-754-4311 to enroll, or visit any ATMC retail location.

       

    FREE WIFI ACCESS IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY:  (This list will grow as we identify more locations)

    The Daily Scoop on Main
    Location: 4924-5 Main Street Shallotte Plaza

    • The Daily Scoop on Main is offering free wifi access inside their establishment. 

    Planet Fun & Starz Grille Family Entertainment and Bowling Center
    Location: 349 Whiteville Rd NW, Shallotte, NC 28459

    • Planet Fun is offering free wifi access inside and outside their establishment.

    Brunswick Transit System, Inc.
    Location: 5040 Main Street, Shallotte, NC 28470

    • Brunswick Transit System is offering free wifi access outside their establishment.

    Sharon United Methodist Church
    Location: 2030 Holden Beach Rd. SW, Supply, NC 28462
    • Sharon United Methodist Church is offering free wifi access.  Please call the church for more information at (910) 842-2929

    Friendship Baptist Church
    Location: 620 N. Clarendon Ave., Southport, NC

    • Once the completed registration form has been returned to the contact person, the WiFi name and password will be provided for use in the only approved church location (parking lot).  Social distancing will be followed by using alternate parking spaces.  Students may use Wi-Fi seven days a week (7 AM – 7 PM) during the COVID-19 shutdown.  A student may use service during the evening hours (7-11 PM) only if a special permit is obtained (placed in windshield) and an adult chaperone is present. 
      Contact person: Mr. Flythe,  (910) 457-5882,  to schedule registration on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday (10:30 – 11:30 AM or 4:30 – 5:30 PM).

    • Click HERE for the registration form.

    Shallotte District Park
    Location: 5550 Main Street, Shallotte, NC 28459

    • Instructions: Be in the front of the park in any parking spaces near baseball fields 1 and 2, scan for Wifi, and connect.

    Library Parking Lots (24/7 at this time, but could be subject to change)
    The Wifi password is posted on the front door of each library. A library card is not necessary to access the Wifi.

    • Harper Library (Southport): 109 W Moore St., Southport, NC, 28461
    • Rourk Library (Shallotte): 5068 Main St., Shallotte, NC, 28470
    • Leland Library: 487 Village Road, Leland, NC, 28451
    • Barbee Library (Oak Island): 8200 E Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC, 28465
    • Southwest Brunswick Branch Library (Carolina Shores): 9400 Ocean Highway West, Carolina Shores, NC, 28467

    Town of Navassa

    • Community Center: 338 Main St.
    • Town Hall: 334 Main St.
    • Two parks in town.

    Brunswick Riverwalk Park
    Location: 580 River Rd SE, Belville , NC 28451

    • Free WiFi access