(Hagerstown, MD) Antietam Broadband announced today their support of actions taken by Washington County government, schools and local businesses to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. With school closings and more people working remotely, Antietam will take a variety of steps to make their broadband internet more accessible to local residents during this crisis.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020:
• Low-income families, who live in Antietam Broadband’s service area, with a student attending Washington County Public Schools can sign up for the Antietam Edu-Net Program. o Signup is through WCPS and qualified families will receive the first 60 days of the program’s broadband internet service for free.
• Antietam will open access to its over 120 Community WiFi Hotspots throughout Washington County for all residents. To locate the nearest hotspot, download the free Antietam WiFi Finder App from Google Play and Apple App Store, or consult the map on its website: www.antietambroadband.com/internet/wifi-hotspots-map
• Antietam will suspend fees for exceeding data caps for all customers through April 30, 2020.
• Antietam will temporarily suspend disconnections of service due to failure to pay through March 31, 2020.
• To accommodate additional customer needs, Antietam has added more technicians and increased its capacity to perform service installations.

“Antietam Broadband is focused on supporting our community as we all take steps to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” says Brian Lynch, President of Antietam Broadband. “We want to help our customers have access to the latest information regarding the virus and stay connected to their families, friends, schools and places of work. Protecting the health of our customers, employees, and community is our utmost priority” said Lynch.

About Antietam Broadband:
Antietam Broadband was founded in 1966 and was purchased by Schurz Communications, Inc. in 1968. It is a full-service telecommunications company offering a complete range of residential and business-class technology solutions including digital television, high-speed Internet and digital phone services in Washington County, MD. Antietam introduced Flight Gigabit Internet service in 2016 and made Hagerstown the 75th gigabit city in the USA. The company is focused on enhancing the lives of its customers by providing the latest telecommunication services and maintaining the highest standards of excellence in customer care and world class technical service. For more information: http://antietambroadband.com

Media Contact:
Bryan Lynch
BLynch@schurz.com
240-420-2068

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