COVID-19 Hot Spots Open

Published March 23, 2020

In response to the growing demands for internet access as a result of the coronavirus, Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation (ETC), in cooperation with several local partners, has begun opening ‘parking lot’ hotspots, providing free public internet access from your vehicle.

“The coronavirus has created an increased demand for internet access,” said ETC Marketing Manager Anita Fledderman. “As more individuals are working from home and students are e-learning, these free internet-access locations are intended to help meet that demand. These hotspots should be particularly helpful for areas where internet access is lacking.”

These temporary hotspots are intended for use from the parking lots only. Entrance inside any building is prohibited. Users accessing internet from these locations should do so from their vehicles. To access internet on most devices, go to Settings, search for Wi-Fi options, and select ETC Complimentary Hotspot.  All spots are open during daylight hours; evening hours vary by location.

Current locations include:

Milan Library

St. Michael’s Church, Brookville  (next to Parish Office)

St. John’s Napoleon

New Point Community Center

Versailles Church of Christ

Decatur County Fairgrounds

Sunman Community Park

Bike Park-Batesville

Liberty Park-Batesville

ETC wishes to thank all site locations and other partners for their cooperation in helping host these free hotspots.

Anyone with questions about a hotspot site should direct inquiries to ETC (866-ETC-4YOU).