News Release

News Release

News release prepared by: Alli Conine, 620-874-4563 or aconine@weci.net 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/23/2020 - (Scott City, KS)

Wheatland Broadband Opens WiFi Hotspots for FREE Public Use

Wheatland Broadband today announced additional steps to help ensure people stay connected to the internet as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States. Wheatland Broadband will open WiFi hotspots across our service territory for FREE public use at the following locations: 

Scott City: Wheatland Broadband’s office back parking lot (416 Main Street)

24/7 accessibility

Garden City – Wheatland Electric office parking lot, 2005 W. Fulton, Accessibility Monday-Friday: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In collaboration with the Southwest Kansas Library System, and these local libraries, WiFi hotspots will be open at the following locations:

Scott City: Scott County Library (110 W. 8th Street) library parking lot, 24/7 Accessibility

Leoti – Wichita County Library (208 S. 4th Street) library parking lot, 24/7 Accessibility

Tribune – Greeley County Library (517 Broadway Ave.) library parking lot, 24/7 Accessibility

Syracuse – Hamilton County Library (102 W Ave C) library parking lot and Syracuse Sand Dunes Park 24/7 Accessibility

Other Wheatland Broadband locations: 24/7 Accessibility

Holcomb – Empty lot across from Wheatland’s tower (corner of Railroad Ave. & Sonnie Baird Rd.) 24/7 Accessibility

“Wheatland Broadband will continue to provide the connectivity that is crucial during these challenging and unique times.  It is essential that we work together to provide Broadband service to as many people as possible across our service territory.  During this extraordinary time, it is vital that as many Americans as possible stay connected to the internet – for education and work,” said Bruce W. Mueller, Wheatland Electric’s CEO/General Manager.  

To connect to WiFi hotspots at the Wheatland Broadband office in Scott City, Wheatland Electric in Garden City and Holcomb look for the id “WBS_Public” WiFi hotspots will be fully functioning by the close of business on Monday, March 23, 2020.