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Atlantic Broadband offers free internet service

Atlantic Broadband announced plans to ensure customers and the public have access to the internet during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The company has introduced Atlantic Broadband Internet Assist for a limited time for residents in need in its service areas who do not currently have internet with Atlantic Broadband.

The new 15 x 1 Mbps service, normally priced at $9.99 per month plus taxes, will be offered free for 60 days.

New Atlantic Broadband Internet Assist customers also will receive free installation and a free modem with the service.

For Atlantic Broadband business customers that want to supply at-home workers with voice and internet services, the company is also introducing a new Atlantic Broadband Business Assist Package, which includes 50 Mbps high speed internet, a modem, a hosted voice seat, and a Polycom Phone (or equivalent). It is being offered on a temporary basis at the discounted rate of $29.99 (a savings of approximately $100/month off standard prices).

In addition, Atlantic Broad­band will allow existing Hosted Voice business customers to add an additional hosted voice seat to their account for free. This will provide employees who are working from home a virtual extension to their business phone system. The extension can be used on a smartphone (iOS or Android) or computer (PC/Mac).

The company has opened up its WiFi Hotspots free to the public. For locations visit: https://atlanticbb.com/my-services/my-account/wifi-hotspots.

“We know that many people are now working from home or have school-aged children who are now at home and must connect to the internet for online course work,” said Heather McCallion, vice president of Product and Programming for Atlantic Broadband. “Our new internet offerings are an affordable way for communities to stay connected at this challenging time.”

The company also announced other initiatives in connection with the COVID-19 outbreak: TV Freeviews. The company will provide the EPIX premium channel free for all Atlantic Broadband video customers from March 20 through April 3. Fox News Channel and CNN also will be opened to all video subscribers through April 17, and Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will be offered through May 13.

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