Boone REMC offers free community WIFI
Lebanon, Ind.- Boone REMC is providing free community WIFI at the Boone REMC office. The service is meant to help the community as the pandemic continues and more families are working or learning remotely.
The new program, called “Boone Cooperative Advantage Connect,” will provide two hotspots, one at the Lebanon office. More locations will be added eventually. Anyone can drive to a hotspot and connect for free. The community can expect better speeds the closer they are to the antennae, and there is no limit to the data used.
“During these challenging times, we recognize that connection to family, friends, work and school are more important than ever,” Bill Conley, Boone REMC CEO, said. “We encourage the public to use precautions when connecting to any public WIFI, but now everyone can have access by simply coming to the site.”
The site will remain as long as the devices remain functional and Boone REMC has permission from the community to continue providing the service.
For a list of precautionary measures and specific connection instructions, log on to www.bremc.com/2020/10/community-wifi/.
- Connect to “BCA Connect”
- Accept the Terms and Conditions
- Enjoy BCA Community WIFI fiber internet
CAN ANYONE USE THE WIFI?
Yes! The free public Wifi is available to anyone who wishes to use it.
In addition to serving the vital need of students without internet access to complete homework assignments, we encourage the community to use this free service to download movies and video game updates and to take advantage of apps such as Zoom to video chat with friends and family.
DOES IT COST MONEY TO USE THE WIFI?
WHAT KINDS OF SPEED CAN I EXPECT?
You should see symmetrical (same upload and download) speeds between 30 Mbps and 75 Mbps. The closer you are to the WiFi antenna, the higher your speeds are likely to be.
ARE THERE LIMITS ON THE AMOUNT OF DATA I CAN USE?
No, usage is unlimited. Please use Boone REMC’s free public WiFi as much as you wish.
WHERE CAN I SEE A MAP OF ALL THE LOCATIONS?
IS THE ONLINE MAP UP TO DATE?
IS THE WIFI TEMPORARY?
WHAT ARE PUBLIC WIFI SAFETY TIPS?
Use precautions when connecting to any public WiFi connection. The following tips will help ensure your safety:
- Use care when connecting to any websites that require a password or personal information, including social networking sites, online banking services, or any websites that store your credit card information.
- Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date.
- Keep your firewall enabled.
- Make sure the sites you visit only use HTTPS rather than an unencrypted HTTP connection.
- Consider using a VPN if you access any site that requires a password or your personal information.
WHERE SHOULd I DIRECT MY QUESTIONS?
Questions can be directed to [email protected]