Hardy Telecommunications has installed its OneNet fiber Internet service for free public access in a Hampshire County community center. The service launches Thursday, September 1, 2022, with a speed of 300 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload. The Capon Valley View Hampshire County Committee on Aging Adult Activity Center at 6487 Christian Church Road has an office with two computers and a shared printer for public use. Customers also can bring their own laptop computer to connect to the Internet.
Hours of operation for the office inside the building will be announced at a later date; in the interim, please check at the center to see if the inside office is available. Citizens are asked to enter at the back right of the building.
Public wifi access is now available 24/7 in the facility’s parking lot. Please note that the level of service experienced via wifi depends on a number of factors, including the device being used.
Hardy installed the service as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Community Connect project. The public Internet access is made possible through a partnership between Hardy Telecommunications, the Hampshire County Commission, and the Hampshire County Committee on Aging.
Construction on Hardy’s Community Connect project is continuing. Special considerations were made to open the community center for public use as soon as possible, but other individual locations along W.Va. 259 outside Wardensville to Christian Church Road toward Capon Bridge will be open in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned for more details!