If you need to access the internet and VPN at a location without internet access, or you’re unable to connect due to outages or other disruptions, you can setup a hotspot. A hotspot uses a cellular signal to create a remote internet connection.
DES partners with Verizon to provide hotspots. If you have poor cell reception at your location, a hotspot will not be a good solution for you.
Details and costs
DES offers two options for hotspots with unlimited data:
- Mobile hotspot on a state-issued cell phone: $5/month
- External MiFi hotspot: $100 one-time device purchase and then $45/month
Request a hotspot
Your supervisor must submit a ticket to DES IT Support 4U with cost code and details if you want:
- A hotspot added to your state-issued cell phone
- An external MiFi device
Request a state-issued cell phone
A state-issued cell phone costs $39.99 per month for each user. You can request one by sending a completed Mobile Device Approval Form to email@example.com