New Mexico boy without home internet walks to school to use WiFi | National News

ROSWELL, N.M. — A fourth-grader in Roswell, New Mexico, has been walking to his shuttered elementary school to do his classwork over the building’s WiFi because he didn’t have internet access at home.

Schools in the Roswell Independent School District have been conducting classes online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Angel Endecott says her son Jonathon turns 10 next month and is a very independent child. They live near the school, and Jonathon walked to school and home last year, when school was in session.



Jonathon Endecott

Fourth-grader Jonathon Endecott is shown doing classwork outside his elementary school so he could get on the building’s WiFi network.




Endecott, who works in home health, lost both of her jobs at one point because of COVID-19. She’s back at work at one of her jobs but wasn’t able to afford internet service.

She said her son was happy when she told

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New Mexico boy without home internet walks to school to use WiFi | National

ROSWELL, N.M. — A fourth-grader in Roswell, New Mexico, has been walking to his shuttered elementary school to do his classwork over the building’s WiFi because he didn’t have internet access at home.

Schools in the Roswell Independent School District have been conducting classes online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Angel Endecott says her son Jonathon turns 10 next month and is a very independent child. They live near the school, and Jonathon walked to school and home last year, when school was in session.



Jonathon Endecott

Fourth-grader Jonathon Endecott is shown doing classwork outside his elementary school so he could get on the building’s WiFi network.




Endecott, who works in home health, lost both of her jobs at one point because of COVID-19. She’s back at work at one of her jobs but wasn’t able to afford internet service.

She said her son was happy when she told

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A 4th grader walked to school to use its WiFi because he didn’t have internet at home :: WRAL.com

A 4th grader in Roswell, New Mexico, has been walking to his shuttered elementary school to do his classwork over the building’s WiFi because he didn’t have internet access at home.

Schools in the Roswell Independent School District have been conducting classes online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Angel Endecott said her son Jonathon turns 10 next month and is a very independent child. They live near the school, and Jonathon walked to school and home last year, when school was in session.

Endecott, who works in home health, lost both of her jobs at one point because of COVID-19. She’s back at work at one of her jobs but wasn’t able to afford internet service.

She said her son was happy when she told him to go to the school to go online.

“He was like, ‘Yeah, I need to be back

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Swiss couple names daughter after internet provider to score free Wi-Fi for 18 years

One Swiss dad thinks there are worse names than Twifia for his baby girl.

A couple in Switzerland has chosen to name their daughter after their internet service provider after the company ran a promotion offering 18 years of free service.

According to a local newspaper, Blick, the internet provider, Twifi, promised free Wi-Fi for 18 years to any family that named their child Twifia or Twifius.

At first, the anonymous Swiss couple, 30 and 35, reportedly thought it was a joke. However, the more the soon-to-be dad thought about it, the more he began to like the “unique moniker.”

The couple admitted to feeling some shame over giving their daughter the middle name of the internet provider.

The couple admitted to feeling some shame over giving their daughter the middle name of the internet provider.
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“The longer I thought about it, the more unique the name became for me,” the dad said to Blick.

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A fourth-grader walked to school to use its WiFi because he didn’t have internet at home

A fourth-grader in Roswell, New Mexico, has been walking to his shuttered elementary school to do his classwork over the building’s WiFi because he didn’t have internet access at home.



a person sitting in front of a brick building: Fourth-grader Jonathon Endecott does classwork outside his elementary school because he could get on the building's WiFi network.


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Fourth-grader Jonathon Endecott does classwork outside his elementary school because he could get on the building’s WiFi network.

Schools in the Roswell Independent School District have been conducting classes online because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Angel Endecott says her son Jonathon turns 10 next month and is a very independent child. They live near the school, and Jonathon walked to school and home last year, when school was in session.

Endecott, who works in home health, lost both of her jobs at one point because of Covid-19. She’s back at work at one of her jobs but wasn’t able to afford internet service.

She said her son was

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They give their daughter the name of an Internet company and give her 18 years of free WiFi

The Twifi company announced on Facebook that it would give free internet to whoever named their baby Twifus (if it was a boy) or Twifia (if it was a girl).

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.


Can you imagine having free WiFi for your children? A Swiss couple inadvertently got it by choosing “Twifia” as their young daughter’s middle name in response to a strange promotion from an internet company.

According to the LADbible portal, the Twifi company announced on Facebook that it would give free internet to anyone who named their baby Twifus (if it was a boy) or Twifia (if it was a girl) and proved it with a birth certificate.

Image: Twifi  

The parents, who

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After a disaster, Wi-Fi is a lifeline

The deadliest hurricane in Puerto Rican history began as a cluster of thunderstorms off the western bulge of Africa on Sept. 13, 2017. Fueled by evaporation from warm tropical water just north of the equator, the storms began to form into circular bands and rotate around the area of low pressure moving west across the Atlantic Ocean. Three days later as the winds in those bands reached 75 mph, Hurricane Maria was officially born. 

After pummeling the Lesser Antilles, Maria approached Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 as a powerful Category 4 storm. Traversing the island, the storm created devastation with violent winds (speed records were unreliable after land-based wind sensors were destroyed) and torrential flooding (almost 40 inches of rain fell on the mountain town of Caguas). Maria caused $90 billion in damage and, according to a George Washington University study commissioned by the commonwealth’s governor, left 2,975 people dead. 

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7 ways to boost Wi-Fi signal for improved internet speed

  • You can boost your Wi-Fi signal without replacing your router by first testing your internet speed and making sure the router’s firmware is up to date.
  • If your Wi-Fi is slow or spotty, there are a lot of possible causes, such as your ISP, the router itself, your Wi-Fi settings, and obstacles in the house that block the signal.
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Wi-Fi is a utility that’s as essential as water and electricity, but it can be far more unpredictable. Your Wi-Fi speed may vary dramatically from one day to the next, or simply never deliver the speeds promised by your internet service provider (ISP). There are so many confounding factors that it’s often hard to know how to boost your signal.

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Whether you’ve been working from home for the past seven months or seven weeks, your space could probably use a bit of an update by now. With kids at home for online learning and more video calls for work, technical difficulties and inconveniences are probably starting to get old — but there are some simple fixes to make the work-from-home life a little bit better.

Wouldn’t it be nice if people could actually see you on your Zoom calls or if your WiFi wasn’t lagging right when you had something to say on a call? Tech expert Steve Greenberg joined Hoda and Jenna to

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