Skip to main content

Weather Alert Update:  The powerful winds and heavy rain of Tropical Storm Isaias had impacted Blue Ridge services for approximately 18,000 customers.  Most areas were cleared when commercial power was restored.  Customers may still be experiencing an outage in the following areas: Bushkill, Hawley, Lehighton, Milford, Pocono Summit, Stroudsburg, and Walnutport.  The majority of these outages appear to be due to the loss of commercial power. When your commercial power is restored, your Blue Ridge services should also restore. As a reminder, if there are downed trees and wires, do not approach or attempt to clear the area. We will continue to provide updates as we learn more information.

Internet Access for Families with Students at Home

Blue Ridge
April 2, 2020

Learn From Home Initiative

In response to the closing of schools due to the global pandemic, and to help families with school aged students who do not have Internet access, we recently announced our Learn From Home Initiative. 

“This crisis has forced all of us to rely on the Internet to stay connected and we are offering our learn from home initiative to help students who previously did not have access to continue their studies” said Mark Masenheimer, Vice President of Operations.

We are offering up to 10mbps service free for three months.  This includes modem, Wi-Fi, free self-installation, unlimited data and no contract.

Families without Internet with students at home have until April 30th to sign up.  After the free period expires, customers would need to contact us to disconnect service or standard promotional rates will go into effect for the remaining duration of the 12-month term.

Promoting Learning at Home

In addition, to help keep our children and students engaged and learning at home throughout our footprint, we have launched PBS39 Extra, Channel 124, which includes specific educational offerings for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in 2.5 hour blocks as part of the Lehigh Valley Learns programming initiative.

Looking for ways to keep your kids busy while they're home from school during the COVID-19 outbreak?  Check out the WPVI list of free educational resources and activities.

This pandemic has impacted all of us in ways we never imagined and many businesses are identifying ways to support the communities they serve during this period.  At Blue Ridge we understand how vital our role is to the public and we embrace it.  Keeping families connected to news, information, entertainment, school and work is “life-sustaining” and we’re committed to providing creative solutions like our "Learn From Home Initiative" to help our friends and neighbors during this challenging time.

To learn more check out our support center, chat with us, or call 1.800.222.5377 at any time.  We’ll be happy to help!

Tagged Under