City partnership with Suddenlink reaps laptops and tech deal for Stockert & community
City partnership with Suddenlink reaps laptops and tech deal for Stockert & community; Fiber connection to bring music from Jawbone to Main Street
April 13, 2018
BUCKHANNON, WV: On Monday, the Stockert Youth & Community Center afterschool club received a visit from Suddenlink representatives to learn about how technology makes our lives easier. Along with the visit, Suddenlink donated 10 laptops and announced a special internet rate for households that have children in the public school system. In addition, Suddenlink is providing a connection from the Main Street sound system to Jawbone Park, so that live music at the park’s stage can be heard downtown during Festival Fridays and other events.
The laptops will be used by the afterschool program, summer camp, and tutoring service. Community groups that utilize Stockert Youth & Community Center can also access them. Thanks to this program and partnership with the City of Buckhannon, families that have children in Upshur County public schools will now be able to sign up for high-speed internet access through Suddenlink for only $14.99 per month. In order to qualify, the household must not have had high-speed internet at the home for the preceding 60 days. Erin Jones of Altice, Suddenlink’s parent company, said that new subscribers need to “show proof of school enrollment, such as a report card, when subscribing.”
Mayor McCauley participated in the afternoon event, fielding questions about how he uses technology as Mayor and how the City operations benefit from internet access. McCauley thanked Suddenlink saying, “Our community’s children will benefit immeasurably from this wonderful gift.” Debora Brockleman, Director of Stockert Youth Center, added that “the partnership benefits the kids by providing internet access for educational opportunities, homework help as well as learning through educational games and online programs.”
To learn more about the technology programs at Stockert Youth & Community Center please contact Stockert Youth & Community Center at (304) 473-0145 or Buckhannon City Hall at (304) 472-1651. To apply for the low- cost internet offer visit GetEconomyInternet.com or call 844.358.3147.
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