K-64 brings education, business, and government together to connect people of all ages with the skills needed to fill jobs and build careers in Catawba County.

Internet Accessibility

Internet, WiFi, and Broadband Services

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides discounts on monthly internet service bills and discounts on one device per qualifying household. To discover if you are eligible for a discount, read the qualifications here.

Participating Providers in Catawba County

Access WirelessMobile
Carolina West WirelessFixed/Mobile
Charter Communications (Spectrum)Fixed

For the complete list of broadband service suppliers throughout North Carolina, click here.

Catawba County Library Services

The Catawba County Library in Newton, NC provides residents the option to check-out free laptops and WiFi hotspots. One hotspot can be used by up to 10 devices. Laptops and hotspots are offered to one adult per household. For first-time users, the initial check-out process takes 10-15 minutes.

Catawba County Free WiFi Access Locations

2021 list of community WiFi access points:


CatawbaVeterans Garden, 102 First St. SW
ClaremontClaremont Branch Library, 3288 E. Main St.
ConoverCity Park at Gazebo
ConoverConover Branch Library, 403 Conover Station SE
ConoverDowntown, First Avenue
ConoverSplash Pad
HickoryCentro Latino, 2259 12th Avenue NE
HickoryHickory Soup Kitchen, 110 Second St. Place SE
HickoryNu Dimensions, 841 S. Center St.
HickoryNu Dimensions, 2860 12th Avenue SE
HickorySouthwest Branch Library, 2944 S. NC Hwy 127
HickorySt. Stephens Branch Library, 3225 Springs Rd.
MaidenMaiden Branch Library, 11 S. A Avenue
NewtonCatawba Library Main, 115 W. C St.
NewtonCentral Recreation Department, S. Ervin Avenue
NewtonPlaza Latina, 1901 Northwest Blvd.
Terrell9154 Sherrills Ford Rd.


Catawba Valley Community College
2550 US Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC  28602

Chris Reese, Executive Director
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4635

Christie Sims, Business Liaison
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4135


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