Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was in Logan today to announce public access for broadband hotspots available in the parking lots of local Tractor Supply chains across the state of West Virginia.
Morrisey said the service is meant to help struggling families and individuals with internet access during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“This is meant as a bridge,” Morrisey said, “to a day when every West Virginian is connected.”
Morrisey described the hotspots as an immediate and short-term alternative for those in need of access to the internet. The announcement is welcomed as internet is in more demand for student’s homework, doctor appointments, or business.
Free Wi-Fi is available at 23 of West Virginia’s 28 Tractor Supply locations including the store in Logan. Each hotspot will offer internet speeds up to 50 megabytes per second.
The hotspots are available for the public to use during Tractor Supply’s regular store hours. Tractor Supply is open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Company officials developed the parking lot project in cooperation with Microsoft’s Airband Initiative.