Schools across South Carolina have closed during this time of uncertainty due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). During the closure, many schools will rely on online learning opportunities. With our community’s schools and students in mind, FTC is offering 60 days of free internet service and free installation to any home within FTC’s service area that meets the following criteria:
- The home is the primary residence of a student in kindergarten through high school, technical school, college or in graduate school;
- The residence is that of a new customer who has not been an internet customer with FTC for the past 90 days;
- Home is located in FTC’s service area.
FTC is making it easier to utilize the program by taking orders over the phone at 888-218-5050 and waiving the normal security deposit process. The service does not have data caps or hidden fees. FTC plans to make the internet offer available to new customers through March 31, and the program will be re-evaluated at that time.
FTC is committed to helping customers impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) by also not suspending their services due to non-payment. The Cooperative understands its services are vital to staying connected to work, school, loved ones, and to receiving updates related to the virus. Those who are unable to pay their bill due to economic conditions related to the coronavirus are asked to call 888-218-5050 to discuss their situation and set up a payment plan if necessary.
The deadline to apply for free wi-fi is March 31, 2020.