Piedmont Electric and RiverStreet Networks are working together to provide free WiFi hotspots in rural communities where broadband internet service can be unreliable or expensive.

“We are committed to the well-being of our members, employees and the community,” said Steve Hamlin, president and CEO of Piedmont Electric.

Piedmont Electric will provide free WiFi hotspots at its Person and Caswell County offices. Individuals can access the internet from the safety of their vehicles. The free access name is PEMC-Free-WiFi at both locations.

*Person County: 1125 Oxford Road, Roxboro, NC 27573

*Caswell County: 64 Rascoe Dameron Road, Burlington, NC 27217

The two companies launched a joint initiative in December 2019 to provide a more permanent solution to the lack of reliable broadband in rural communities. Visit Join.BuildPiedmont.com and let us know you are interested,” Hamlin said.