Source: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Written By Cathy Cash
Monet Winters, left, pictured here with her mother April Winters, was struggling to do her schoolwork until Kit Carson Electric Co-op provided a free internet connection to her home. (Photo By: Kit Carson Electric Cooperative)
"For Monet Winters, the COVID-19 pandemic created a lot of hurdles for her to complete eighth grade at Santa Fe Indian School.
With school buildings closed in March and no reliable internet service at her home on the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, Monet waited for large paper packets of schoolwork from her teachers to arrive by mail.
The 13-year-old tried to log on with her mother’s phone or Wi-Fi at her grandmother’s house but was hampered by spotty service, distractions and data limits.
“It was pretty challenging,” said Monet. “I wasn’t able to do my schoolwork online. I was struggling.”
Enter Kit Carson Electric Cooperative."
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