Appalachian Wireless offering free Wi-Fi, charging stations and phone service in hard-hit areas

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Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 6:14 PM EDT
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(WYMT) - Officials with Appalachian Wireless released information about outages last week due to flooding, stating that on Wednesday, July 27, 107 sites were without connection. Appalachian Wireless’ technical operations team worked “18-20 hour shifts” and successfully restored connection to all 107 sites by Saturday, July 31.

To further assist folks being affected by flooding, Appalachian Wireless has deployed “connection relief” sites. The service will be offered at certain stores in Breathitt, Perry, Letcher, Knott, Clay, Floyd and Pike Counties and will include free Wi-Fi, charging stations and mobile phones to stay connected.

“These are our communities, these are our people, we’re here, we’re not going anywhere, we’re here for the long haul to assist them and take care of their needs and their communication needs for as long as possible,” said Customer Relations Director Darlene Howell. “There are still lots of other things that we’re working on and analyzing to continue providing other needs as they become available and expressed to us.”

Connection relief will be offered at these locations:

  • Ivel
  • Hindman
  • Jackson
  • Whitesburg
  • Hazard
  • Hazard South
  • Pike County - Coal Run
  • Pike County - Commons
  • Pike County - Downtown
  • Manchester
  • Ameri-Cash in Minnie
  • Ace Hardware in Jackson

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