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Parking lots become digital lifeline in US amid coronavirus outbreak

With cafes and libraries closed, Americans without internet access are sitting outside them to get free and fast connections

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Coronavirus | Work from home | internet speed

NYT 

As the sun set on a recent evening in Rutherfordton, N.C., the author Beth Revis drove her green S.U.V. into the parking lot of a closed elementary school and connected to the building’s free Wi-Fi. Then, for the third time since the coronavirus pandemic had taken hold, she taught a two-hour writing class from her driver’s seat. Ms. Revis, 38, held a flashlight to her face with one hand. In the other, she held a selfie stick with her smartphone attached, looking at the device to speak to her students. Getting the internet in her area, about 70 miles west of ...

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First Published: Wed, May 06 2020. 01:16 IST
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