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Ashland offers free internet to students and staff relegated to online learning

The City of Ashland has extended its fiber network to any students or school staff who are not yet customers until the end of the school year.

Posted: Mar 23, 2020 12:17 PM

ASHLAND, Ore. — With Oregon's students now stuck at home until at least April 28, schools are increasingly turning to online learning. The City of Ashland is now offering something that could help in this mission — free access to its fiber network.

The City announced on Monday that the Ashland Fiber Network and Ashland Home Net would offer free broadband internet service to all K-12 students, college students, and school staff.


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The offer lasts until the end of the school year or the end of the school closures, whichever comes first. Students and staff can get cable modem service at 30 Mbps if they are not currently customers of the network and haven't been for the past 30 days.

"During this time, activation fees will be waived, and a cable modem will be provided. Installation of service will be dependent upon installer availability," the City said.

Anyone who accepts the offer will just have to return the modem within a 10-day grace period for no charge.

"If interested in maintaining service beyond the remainder of the school year, just contact the AFN or AHN staff to convert to a permanent account with our standard pricing with no activation fee for internet service or cable modems for those wishing to continue service," the City said.

Eligible Ashland residents can contact the Ashland Fiber Network at www.ashlandfiber.net/sign-up and (541) 552-2222, or Ashland Home Net at http://ashlandhome.net/contact.asp and (541) 488-9207.

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