DCC Converts Parking Lots into Free Community WiFi Hub

To provide better access to high-speed internet for students and residents of the City of Danville/Pittsylvania County during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future, Danville Community College has converted the parking lots at two of their buildings on campus into free WiFi hotspots. 

photo of Jackie Gill Powell
Jackie Gill Powell

The L.A. Hill Building and the Welding Building parking lots on the DCC campus on South Main Street in Danville are now equipped with free WiFi that can be accessed between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily. 

“We know that many residents of the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County don’t have access to high-speed internet,” said Jaqueline Gill Powell, president of Danville Community College. “As college classes, work, and other aspects of daily life are being moved to online spaces, we feel it is our responsibility to our students and our community to provide free access for those in need, even while our campus is closed to the public.” 

Individuals may park in the L. A. Hill Building or Welding Building lots between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily to access the free WiFi. Students of DCC will need to connect to the network titled ‘myDCC-OUT’ and log in with their student credentials. Members of the general public will need to connect to the network titled ‘DCC-Guest-OUT'. There are no credentials or passwords needed for the public network. Internet users should remain in their vehicles while they access the internet hotspots.

Students of DCC will need to connect to the network titled ‘myDCC-OUT’ and log in with their student credentials.

Members of the general public will need to connect to the network titled ‘DCC-Guest-OUT'.

 “The word ‘Community’ is in our name for a reason,” said Gill Powell. “Our purpose is to not only provide high-quality higher education, but to become a beacon of hope to our community and to meet the needs of the people we serve however we can.”

Danville Community College is a two-year institution of higher education under the state-wide Virginia Community College System. DCC's service area includes the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Halifax County. For more information about the college’s nearly 100 programs of study, visit www.danville.edu.

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