The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many Bedford County residents to rely on virtual resources to assist them in learning, working and to receiving critical health services. While Internet access has become more readily available, many individuals and families cannot afford the high costs associated with Internet services and maintaining the monthly fees. Limitations and at times lack of services altogether hinder the ability of individuals and families to offer their children an equal opportunity for education and or health care.
In response to this need, Center for Community Action has developed a Lending Library of Technology program in which Verizon Jetpacks and AT&T mobile hotspots will be provided to our local Bedford County community libraries to be loaned out to customers who require Internet services for virtual access to school, work and telehealth services.
The hotpots will be available at the Bedford, Everett, and Hyndman community libraries beginning February 5, 2021.
This collaboration between Center for Community Action and the Bedford County community libraries would not be possible without the special grant funding made available by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), the Office of Community Services of the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) and the FirstEnergy Foundation.
The Center For Community Action and the Bedford County community libraries are excited by this collaboration and our mission to provide necessary resources to local communities to assure children and families have an opportunity to participate in virtual education, employment, training and telehealth services.
Please be sure to contact Bedford County Library, Hyndman-Londonderry Public Library and Everett Free Library to check-out your hot spot today!
- Must be under 200% of the federal poverty index guidelines.