Wintek powered by Tipmont has partnered with TSC’s Technology Department to enable free WiFi at four TSC schools. The WiFi is available at Southwestern, East Tipp and Wainwright Middle Schools and Klondike Elementary school.
To access the internet, parents or students simply drive their car near the location identified on the map. The hot spot is named “Free Wintek WiFi" and a sandwich board is located nearby. Connection is a simple, three-step process:
Each WiFi hot spot covers the adjacent parking lot and connects to Wintek’s state-of-the-art fiber internet network that offers symmetrical speeds and unlimited usage.
The WiFi will remain a service for students and the larger community. An additional hot spot is also available at North Montgomery High School. Wintek is working to deploy other free WiFi locations in Tippecanoe, Montgomery and Fountain counties.
We're incredibly pleased to partner with Wintek powered by Tipmont to offer support for our students by helping make WiFi more accessible during remote student learning. The TSC school boundary area covers 437 square miles of rural Tippecanoe County so to say internet accessibility and internet reliability are at best unreliable would be an understatement. The TSC is grateful to Tipmont REMC/Wintek for stepping forward in a time of crisis to help meet a significant school and community need.TSC Superintendent Dr. Scott Hanback.
Wintek powered by Tipmont also reminds the public to use precautions when connecting to an open WiFi connection. Treat this with the same caution as any other public internet connection. Use care when connecting to any websites that require a password or personal information. This includes social networking sites, online banking services or any websites that store your credit card information. Also, consider using a VPN if you access any site that requires a password or your personal information and making sure your anti-virus software is up to date.
Rob Ford is Tipmont and Wintek's communication director, a role he's held since 2015.
Rob has a bachelor's and a master's in Communication from Purdue University. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and three children and has a life-sized Yoda statue in his office. Away from the office, you’ll find Rob working on his golf swing, jump shot, or hope for a Purdue basketball national title – all futile endeavors.