November 4, 2020
Astrea supports students and teachers with broadband internet connectivity to assist with distance learning.
IRON MOUNTAIN, MI: Astrea, a division of CCI Systems, Inc. of Iron Mountain, MI, will be supporting students and teachers to stay connected with a newly developed distance learning program. The program will offer free high-speed cable internet broadband access for K-12, college student and teacher households for 90 days.
To qualify for this program, participants must have K-12 or college-aged students in the home that are distance learning full or part-time, or participants must be a teacher. Participants must also have current internet speeds that are less than 50mbps being delivered to the home. If applicants are unsure of their speeds, they should apply and Astrea will verify their speeds for them. Participants must also be located within Astrea’s cable service area and able to connect without construction related needs. Current customers who need a faster package will not need to pay an upgrade fee. For more details visit: https://go.astreaconnect.com/astreadistance.
“At Astrea we’re always looking for ways to help the communities we serve. Launching this program means so much to each of our Astrea team members and the families we can help across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,” says Taylor Lefebvre, Demand Generation Manager of Astrea. “We consider it an honor to service these communities and we firmly believe that no student should have to sacrifice the quality of their schooling because they don’t have enough speed to connect through virtual calls, etc..”
This program includes 90 days of free coax or cable broadband internet service along with all the necessary equipment and the installation. Participants will not be automatically charged after the free service period. Astrea will reach out to participants prior to the end of the free service period to ask if they would like to disconnect or continue service. The program is not valid for Astrea satellite and fixed wireless internet services or for TV and phone services.
To register for services, applicants should visit the Astrea landing page at https://go.astreaconnect.com/astreadistance. This program will be available to applicants starting November 4, 2020. The deadline to apply will be December 31, 2020.
Astrea currently helps connect over 60 small communities throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin to family, healthcare, work, education and entertainment by providing high-speed internet along with TV and Phone services. Astrea has built an extensive infrastructure that offers Astrea communities unprecedented rural internet speed offerings ranging from 50mbps up to 1 Gig. Astrea maintains retail store locations in, Crivitz, WI and Oconto Falls, WI.
To learn more about the Astrea Distance Learning Assistance Program visit https://go.astreaconnect.com/astreadistance or to find services near you, visit https://astreaconnect.com/internet/.