WV Attorney General, Tractor Supply Company announce broadband expansion

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WFXR) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that Tractor Supply Company will establish broadband hotspots at store parking lots across the Mountain State.

Tractor Supply Company has activated hotspots at 23 of 28 locations in West Virginia. Each hotspot offers consumers speeds of up to six to 50 megabytes per second from the socially-distanced comfort of one’s vehicle.

Company officials along with Morrisey announced the project Thursday in Logan, West Virginia by describing this as an immediate, short-term alternative for those needing internet access who may not have that access from home.

“This is a true act of good corporate citizenship. Broadband access is crucial for keeping pace in this ever-changing world. Tractor Supply’s actions will help many West Virginians who in the short term lack access to high-speed internet to excel in school, receive medical care and conduct business.”

Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia Attorney General

Service will be offered at these locations during business hours. Those wishing to access a hotspot should visit a participating store’s parking lot, search their device for available Wi-Fi networks and accept the user agreement.

Streaming video will be inaccessible.

The Tractor Supply Company store in Bluefield is among the locations participating in accessing broadband from the store’s parking lot which has been developed in cooperation with Microsoft’s Airband Initiative.

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