HARGRAY LAUNCHES SPECIAL PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT REMOTE LEARNING FOR GRADES K-12 AND COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE SOUTHEAST AND JOINS FCC IN PLEDGE TO “KEEP AMERICANS CONNECTED”
The Center for Education in Performing Arts (CEPA) in Pell City is excited to announce a partnership with Hargray Communications that will bring all-new arts and cultural experiences and opportunities to the citizens of Pell City and St. Clair County in 2020.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – March 16, 2020 – As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic increasingly impacts families and businesses across the Southeast, Hargray is partnering with educators to ensure students have the necessary Internet connectivity to continue their studies during school closings. Hargray announced today programs to support remote learning for students in grades K-12 and college. To ease the strain in this challenging time, effective immediately:
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- Hargray will offer free Internet service for 60 days to households in its service area with K-12 or college students who do not already have a Hargray Internet subscription. To learn more about this program, and to enroll, please visit www.hargray.com/freeinternet
- Hargray will also offer discounted Internet speed upgrades to existing customers to ensure they have the necessary bandwidth to accommodate higher Internet usage in their homes during this time. Current customers interested in increasing their Internet speeds should please call 877-427-4729.
- Hargray will also offer discounted packages to new customers without K-12 or college students. To learn more about these offers, please call 877-427-4729.
Hargray is also proud to announce it has joined the “Keep Americans Connected” pledge launched by the Federal Communications Commission and in doing so has committed to waive late fees and not terminate service to residential or small business customers that are unable to pay their bills due to economic circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Finally, Hargray is taking steps to keep its colleagues and customers safe and healthy. In addition to avoiding non-essential travel and encouraging colleagues to work from home, Hargray is placing hand sanitizers throughout the company’s offices, retail stores and vehicles, ensuring that janitorial services conform to the EPA’s guidelines for use against coronavirus, and is continuing to assess and appropriately adjust its supply chain to ensure business continuity. Along these lines, the company is providing colleagues tools to work remotely and is taking measures to help protect colleagues and customers as colleagues continue to install and maintain customers’ communications services.
Founded in 1947, Hargray is a regional telecommunications company providing advanced communications and entertainment services in a growing set of markets in the southeastern United States. Hargray delivers advanced fiber-optic technology and service to residential and business customers and is active in the communities it serves by supporting a wide range of local charities, organizations, projects, and events. For more information, please visit www.hargray.com
“We could not have brought The Black Jacket Symphony to Pell City without the help of Hargray, plain and simple. We told the company it was a milestone for us to deliver the show to the many in town who had been asking for it, and Hargray didn’t hesitate to step up.”CEPA Executive Director Jeff Thompson.
“We want the people of Pell City to know that we’re not just a partner with CEPA, we’re your neighbor. We’re here to promote and support the people in this amazing community, and this partnership is only the first step toward that goal.”Hargray General Manager Tim Kelley said
Hargray provides the fastest Internet, Wall-to-Wall WiFi, Digital TV, and Home Phone services with superior, personalized customer care that the massive, nationwide providers do not offer.
Join CEPA in welcoming Hargray to Pell City. Learn more about Hargray by calling (205) 884-4545, visit the Cogswell Avenue retail center, hargray.com/pell-city-al, and follow them on Facebook.