New London, CT July 28, 2020 — Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s eighth-largest cable operator, today announced its participation in a statewide initiative to bring internet connectivity to households in Connecticut with school-aged children to support remote learning solutions.
Through the program, the state will access federal CARES Act funding to obtain internet services and other remote learning tools for students living in households that currently lack connectivity. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was passed by Congress in March to help the public and the business sector to manage through the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We are committed to bringing reliable, high-performance broadband internet to homes that need it most, as work-from-home and online learning has become necessary in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Juan Dominguez, Vice President of Sales for Atlantic Broadband. “We are pleased to help make this initiative possible and will work closely with state officials and our local school districts to ensure that serviceable households with students currently lacking connectivity will have great internet backed with local customer care and professional technical support.”
Local school districts will identify those families that live in serviceable areas but have not subscribed to internet. The districts will then work with local internet providers to provide those families with internet service to support remote learning solutions during the new school year.