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Shentel Offers Emergency Broadband Benefit to Qualifying Customers

Posted 2 September 2021 12:00 AM by Shentel

Edinburg, Va. (September 2, 2021) –The Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (“Shentel”) (Nasdaq: SHEN) announced that their brands, Shentel Cable, Glo Fiber, Beam Internet, and Shentel Telephone will be participating in the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit program, which provides a monthly discount of $50 towards broadband services for eligible households and up to $75 for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Hundreds of Shentel customers have already started using this program as of May 12th, 2021.

At a time when there is an imperative need for fast, reliable internet with the increase of working and learning from home, the adoption of the Emergency Broadband Program aligns closely with Shentel’s broader mission of enriching the lives of their customers. Shentel is committed to making the highest quality telecommunications services available to all, particularly members of rural communities that are so often overlooked by larger telecommunications providers.

“The COVID-19 pandemic caused a complete disruption in our daily lives, forcing students and parents to learn or work from home and even causing individuals to lose their jobs,” says Matt Krueger, VP of Marketing & Product Management at Shentel. “Even outside of the pandemic, our mission has always been to provide reliable service to areas that are commonly overlooked by larger telecommunications providers. Once this program launched, we knew we owed it to our customers to get on board immediately and ensure that any customer who is eligible can benefit as soon as possible.” 

Customers can learn more about their eligibility at GetEmergencyBroadband.org. Shentel customers are encouraged to sign up immediately if eligible. For more information about Shentel, please visit www.shentel.com or call 1-800-SHENTEL (1-800-743-6835).

 

About Shenandoah Telecommunications

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) provides broadband services through its high speed, state-of-the-art cable, fiber optic and fixed wireless networks to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The Company’s services include: broadband internet, video, and voice; fiber optic Ethernet, wavelength and leasing; and tower colocation leasing. The Company owns an extensive regional network with over 7,000 route miles of fiber and 223 macro cellular towers. For more information, please visit www.shentel.com.

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