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Free Community Hotspots Now Available

The creation of a top-notch fiber internet network has always been for our members’ benefit. We recognized the importance of providing high quality internet to our communities last year, before we’d ever heard of COVID-19 or social distancing. Access to internet isn’t a luxury anymore, but a necessity for equity in education, health, and economic success. Which is why it is our mission to bring fiber internet to every member and every home regardless of where you live.

Unfortunately, it will take time to achieve that goal so in response to the urgent need we’re seeing now, in the middle of a global pandemic, we’ve created several free drive-in wi-fi locations for individuals in need of internet access.

How does it work?

  1. Drive to the community hotspot location between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. seven days a week.
  2. Connect to the “RiverNet-Free” network. Access is completely free and there is no password required to connect to the network.
  3. Surf, stream, and browse with 300 Mbps internet speeds to complete schoolwork, work-from-home, connect with a health professional, and much more.

At this time, all locations are operating as parking lot hotspots, but this could change as additional sites are launched. We do ask that everyone using the sites – outside or inside –practice social distancing and hygiene precautions, including staying in your vehicle or at least six feet from other users, wearing a mask and staying home if you feel unwell.

Locations

Lynches River Electric Cooperative
707 S. Arant Street, Pageland, SC 29728

Union Church
5003 Taxahaw Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720

Bright Light Baptist Church
4469 Kershaw Camden Hwy, Heath Springs, SC 29058

Free Community Hotspots Available to the public from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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