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Free Internet Access- UPDATE

Several Internet providers are making their networks available for free (where geographically applicable):
Comcast Opens Xfinity Wi-Fi Network Nationally for Free – Wi-Fi Free For Everyone: Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, visit Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.AT&T –
Consistent with FCC Chairman Pai’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” announced today and concerns raised by members of Congress, which we share, AT&T is proud to support our customers by pledging that, for the next 60 days (as of March 13, 2020), we will Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them.T-Mobile –
T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers on our current plans with limited data with data will automatically have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming). No action required
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Staying Safe: Protect Your Health, Wealth and Loved Ones

Thur March 19 at 1 pm, Coronavirus Info Tele-Town Hall











Coming Thursday, March 19, at 1 pm ET

Staying Safe: Protect Your Health, Wealth and Loved Ones
During the 90-minute live event, government experts will answer your questions and address your health concerns related to COVID-19. They’ll share information that can protect you from coronavirus scams and help you care for your loved ones during this time.
Call toll-free 855-274-9507 to join the live event and ask questions. You can also listen to the live stream here during the event.
Meet Our Experts
Jay C. Butler, M.D., deputy director for infectious diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Daniel Kaufman, deputy director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Lance Robertson, assistant secretary for aging, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Cancellation Update








In an effort to encourage social distancing and to prevent and slow down the spread of COVID-19, all of our March programs have been cancelled and BPL is closed to through traffic.  Our decision-making is informed by CDC, WHO, and state and local health organizations.  If you have questions please call or email the library.


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