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24-Mar-2020COVID 19 Update: Wireless Hotspots for Local Students

Date: March 24, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tish Blackwell, 800-846-2272 (tblackwell@barcelectric.com)

BARC Connects working to deploy free wireless hotspots across Rockbridge to help students access online classwork 

While our community works together during this COVID-19 pandemic, BARC is working to provide free wireless hotspots in school parking lots to assist students with completing online classwork activities. These hotspots would be available free to the public to park and access coursework safely from inside each vehicle. As we all navigate these unprecedented times, BARC desires to provide as much internet access as possible to aid our students, teachers and educational institutions. 

Our staff is actively identifying locations in consultation with the Rockbridge Area Network Authority (RANA). We will supply additional information to our community school systems and to the public as soon as it is available. This information will include locations of the wireless hotspots and how to use the wireless connectivity safely while practicing social distancing. Stay tuned as we work with our staff and partners to pull this infrastructure together. 

Additionally, we will provide information on our websites www.barcelectric.com and www.barcconnects.net,  as well as on our Facebook page.