Burgaw – Pender County Board of Commissioners remind Pender County citizens that the Atkinson, Burgaw, and Hampstead libraries will continue to provide FREE public Wi-Fi Internet access.

“Under the recommendations of state health officials, social distancing is a must,” said Erik Harvey, Pender County IT director. “This FREE resource is available for both students and citizens who don’t have Internet access to stay connected and informed of the latest news on COVID-19.”

Available locations for wireless networks:
Atkinson Municipal Library
300 W Henry St.
Atkinson, NC 28421

Pender County Burgaw Library
103 S. Cowan St.
Burgaw, NC 28425

Pender County Hampstead Library
75 Library Dr.
Hampstead, NC 28443

Here’s what you need to know to access the Pender County Library Wi-Fi:

• Provide your own Wi-Fi enabled laptop or device
• Power on your own computer
• Select and connect to the appropriate Wi-Fi wireless network
• Open your Internet browser

Additionally, Spectrum is providing free Internet Service at all their hotspot locations. To locate a Spectrum hotspot in nearest you, go to https://www.ncbroadband.gov/covid19broadband/ and type in your address.

Starting on Tuesday, March 24, Pender County Schools will have designated “hotspots” for students to utilize in school parking lots.

For the safety of the public, the Pender County Sheriff’s Department will routinely patrol the area’s “hotspots.”

“We are working to bring better Internet connectivity to our county,” said Harvey. “In the interim, we urge our students and residents to utilize these free resources to stay connected to school and county updates.”

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