Families are still facing the challenges of remote learning, but the town of Mancos is helping to reduce some of the burden for people who don’t have reliable internet access.
It was found that 20% of families in the Mancos school district were without reliable internet access at home. So the town of Mancos teamed up with FastTrack Communications to deliver free, high-speed internet from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at a local park. FastTrack will provide a 100 mpbs dedicated internet connection available to families and students who otherwise won’t have a connection to participate in remote learning.
FastTrack is an internet subsidiary of southwestern Colorado electric cooperatives La Plata Electric of Durango and Empire Electric Association of Cortez.