Rural West Virginia family gets high-speed Internet connection under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Thornton, West Virginia is the perfect place for the Clarkson family, Gerald, DeAnna, Lauren, and Trevor. They love their rural community with its sprawling farmland and no stop signs or stop lights. The family’s only frustration with the peaceful town was not having a high-speed Internet connection.
DeAnna and her husband, Gerald, tried to find out if there were options other than dial-up in their area and learned that they were completely unserved by landline solutions such as DSL and cable. Being a social worker, DeAnna needed to find a faster connection so that she could send large medical files without having to travel to the local library to use their Internet service. Finally, Gerald’s co-worker told the Clarksons about his high-speed HughesNet® satellite Internet service that enabled him to start doing all the things he couldn’t do before on dial-up like upload photos onto Facebook, watch YouTube videos, check email, and send and receive large files. DeAnna called to find out if HughesNet was available for her home and found out that not only was it available, their household also qualified for the federal government’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which allows Hughes to offer its HughesNet Internet service to unserved households with no hardware or installation costs plus a 20 percent discount off the monthly service price. The Clarkson family signed up with HughesNet immediately!
A High-Speed Connection for the Whole Family
DeAnna Clarkson is a busy wife, mother of two and social worker. With dial-up the administrative part of her job took up way too much time as she waited hours for important files to download. She was in desperate need of an Internet connection that would serve her whole family so that she could get her work done quickly and her children could be online for both play and educational purposes. Luckily, HughesNet made it possible for the Clarkson family to get a high-speed connection at an affordable price with the help of the ARRA.
After DeAnna found out about HughesNet from a friend, she called customer service to purchase one of the consumer plans. That Saturday the installer came out to set up their high-speed satellite Internet connection and walk the family through the process. The installer was able to quickly bring the Clarksons up to speed and also helped her daughter, Lauren, set up the connection so that she could use it on her iPod and her son, Trevor, could use the connection on the family’s Wii game console. Whether it’s for one person or the entire family, HughesNet is keeping the Clarksons connected at a speed that allows them to enjoy using their Internet service everyday!
For more information, visit Consumer.HughesNet.com.