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Library offers ‘hotspots’

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Dave Karlson, left, site leader for Google in The Dalles, holds up a wi-fi hotspot device now available for checkout at The Dalles Wasco County Library as Darcy Nothnagle, Google’s head of external affairs, Northwest Region, answers questions during the program’s rollout Tuesday afternoon in The Dalles.

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Dave Karlson, left, site leader for Google in The Dalles, holds up a wi-fi hotspot device now available for checkout at The Dalles Wasco County Library as Darcy Nothnagle, Google’s head of external affairs, Northwest Region, answers questions during the program’s rollout Tuesday afternoon in The Dalles.



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The mobile hotspot device is smaller than a cell phone and can connect to the web wherever there is cellular access.

Patrons of The Dalles Wasco County Library can now check out mobile wi-fi “hotspots,” cellular-based units that allow the user to connect to the internet for free...

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