March 18, 2020 0 Categories Business, Press Releases

Astrea Launches Internet Assistance Programs in Light of COVID-19


UPDATE: March 30, 2020, 9:05 a.m., Astrea extends application period until April 1o, 2020 


60 days of free high-speed internet for eligible K-12 and college student households in response to recent school closures.

Iron Mountain, MI: On March 17th Astrea announced that due to the COVID-19 impact on school closures in both Michigan and Wisconsin, and the increased need for online access to fill the education access gap, they will be offering free high-speed cable internet broadband access for new K-12 & college student income eligible households for 60 days.

The sign-up period for this program is limited and ends on March 31st. For a complete explanation of program details, eligibility requirements and to access the application, families are encouraged to visit go.astreaconnect.com/en/covid-19_assistance prior the end of the month.

As remote working also increases, any current Astrea customer that needs to move to a higher speed tier due to increase internet usage or connected devices in their home, upgrade fees will be waived until May 29th. Furthermore, for new customers that sign up for services by May 29th, Astrea is waiving all installation charges. To take part in this programming, visit astreaconnect.com/internet and submit a new service request or call 800-236-8434 to speak with a Product Solution Advisor.

“These are unprecedented times and we believe it’s important that we all ask ourselves, how we can help. As an internet service provider, the Astrea Connection Assistance Program, is an opportunity to provide a vital connection so that families can stay connected to educational resources as well as family, healthcare, work and entertainment.” Stated Jodie Gilroy, Astrea Director of Marketing. “We sincerely hope this program helps to bridge the technology gap that many families of today have and will ensure continuity of education in the coming weeks for our student population.”

Astrea helps connect over 60 small communities, throughout Wisconsin & the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to family, healthcare, work, education and entertainment while maintaining the lifestyle they love by providing high-speed internet along with TV and Phone services. Astrea has built an extensive infrastructure that offers most communities unprecedented rural internet speed offerings ranging from 50mbps up to 1Gig. Founded in 2007, Astrea is headquartered in Iron Mountain, MI with store locations in Crivitz, WI, Oconto Falls, WI and Sault Ste. Marie, MI. To learn more or find services near you, visit astreaconnect.com.