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HTC Partners with Community Allies to Offer Wi-Fi Hotspots

Perhaps now more than ever, there is a necessity to be connected. COVID-19 has created a global health crisis that mandates we practice social distancing, work from home and implement eLearning for our children. HTC has always prioritized keeping our community connected, but during these times of uncertainty, we’re implementing additional measures to ensure everyone has access to loved ones, work needs and learning platforms.

As part of the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, initiated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), HTC has partnered with community allies to create hotspots throughout Horry and Georgetown counties. The hotspots are open to the public and serve as the power needed to keep our community connected.

Horry County Wi-Fi hotspot locations

During the extended school closure, Internet access is available in the parking lots of any Horry County Schools school building. Parking for Internet access is allowed in these areas between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

HTC has installed a Wi-Fi hotspot in the parking lot of the James R. Frazier Community Center to provide Bucksport-area students an additional Internet access opportunity for eLearning. Internet access at this location is available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. HTC is grateful for Horry County Government’s assistance in this effort.

Georgetown County Wi-Fi hotspot locations

HTC is proud to support Georgetown County students by partnering with Georgetown County Schools to install Wi-Fi hotspots in the parking lots of Andrews High School, Carvers Bay High School, Georgetown High School, and Waccamaw High School. We have also partnered with the Village Group to install Wi-Fi hotspots at the Plantersville Cultural Center and the Plantersville Community Center. The hotspots are designed to give families access to educational materials during school closures caused by COVID-19.

How do I connect to a hotspot?

When you park at one of the designated hotspots in Horry or Georgetown counties, look for the SSID “HTC Free WiFi”. No password is needed to access the Wi-Fi signal. Content restrictions will be applied and streaming video will not be allowed.

As we all work to create a new “normal” in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and work to keep our families healthy, communication is essential. HTC is proud to be a staple in the communities we serve and offer access to reliable broadband that keeps our members, neighbors and community connected.