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Dayton Metro Library program will provide four months of internet access to 800 homes

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Metro Library announced Wednesday that it has launched a program to provide 800 local homes with free internet access.

The library is accepting applications for the “Get Connected” program until February 27, or until the maximum of 800 households is reached.

DML said the service will cover the cost of Spectrum broadband service and equipment for four months. After this time, participants may transfer the service to their own name or terminate it. Those who choose to transfer service may be eligible for reduced rates through Spectrum’s Internet Support Program.

“Not having Internet access at home is a real disadvantage in today’s world,” said Megan Cooper, DML Development Manager. “Students are trying to learn remotely, adults may be looking for work and many households are struggling to make ends meet. Get Connected will help people get the home internet service they need.

Cooper said the program can also benefit people who have been barred from internet service due to bad credit or overdue bills.

The initiative was made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and CARES Act funds.

To apply, visit www.DaytonMetroLibrary.org/GetConnected.