FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXMORE, VA. (March. 23, 2020) – With schools closed and COVID-19 related telework protocols in place for more professionals than ever before, many families across our region are relying heavily on high-speed internet for news, information, healthcare, remote working and entertainment. However, not every home or family has equal access to broadband connectivity and all that it can provide. To help residents across our region, The Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority (ESVBA) has made 13 free wi-fi hotspot locations available for public access. The wireless service is provided free of charge but subject to the Terms and Conditions of an Acceptable Usage Policy.
Residents are encouraged to leverage these access points while maintaining the recommended social distancing protocols provided by public health officials.
“While the ESVBA’s 13 free wi-fi hotspot locations are not new, they’ve never been more important,” ESVBA’s Executive Director Robert Bridgham said. “Our mission has always been to provide as much broadband access as possible across our region. Until every home and business has affordable high-speed access, we will continue to look for ways to increase equity as much and as fast as possible.”
Free Hot Spot Access Points Include:
|Waterfront Park||4077 Main St||Chincoteague||VA||23336|
|Saw Mill Park||24387 Joynes Neck Rd||Accomac||VA||23301|
|Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce||19056 Parkway Rd||Melfa||VA||23410|
|Accomack County Airport||29194 Parkway North||Melfa||VA||23410|
|Custis Park||Rescue Ln||Nassawadox||VA||23350|
|Eastern Shore Welcome Center||32383 Lankford Hwy Cape||Charles||VA||23310|
|Eastern Shore of VA Broadband||4174 Lankford Hwy||Exmore||VA||23350|
|Indiantown Park||7399 Indiantown Rd||Eastville||VA||23347|
|Bloxom Tower||26129 Shore Main Dr||Bloxom||VA||23308|
|Parksley Town Pavilion||18468 Dunne Ave||Parksley||VA||23421|
|Exmore Town Park||3386 Main Street||Exmore||VA||23350|
|Mary N Smith Center||24577 Mary N Smith Rd||Accomac||VA||23301|
|Cape Charles Museum||814 Randolph Ave Cape||Charles||VA||23301|
About the Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority (ESVBA) is a public not for profit company formed in 2008 by the Counties of Accomack and Northampton Virginia, to provide and proliferate broadband services across the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The ESVBA runs an All Fiber Certified, Open Access, broadband network that serves commercial, residential, government, education, healthcare, and wholesale customers across the region. ESVBA offers Dedicated Internet, SONET, ELAN and ELINE, and WISP Services. For more information, please visit: https://esvba.com/.