WISPER ISP, INC TO DONATES  INTERNET SERVICE AT LAMPO CENTER

Wisper Internet Brings, Free Unlimited Internet Access to the Community of Neosho, MO

Mascoutah, IL - March 23rd, 2020
 - Wisper ISP, Inc brings free, unlimited internet access in the parking lot of the City's Lampo Building in Neosho, MO.  The service will be available to the community until the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is no longer perceived as a threat.  

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended for the public to practice social distancing.  According to Merriam Webster, social distancing is "the practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance from other people or avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection."  Due to this recommendation, many schools have temporarily closed their physical buildings and moved students to online learning.  Eligible employees are also being told to work from home instead of going into the office.  The digital divide has become even more apparent as many of these individuals reside in rural communities with slow, unreliable or no access to the internet.  

Wisper and the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce saw an immediate need for fast and reliable internet access in the Neosho Community.  Many households cannot wait (as installation could be a few days to a few weeks out), afford for internet access to be installed in their home or are even eligible to receive an internet connection.  Their solution was to partner with the City of Neosho to provide free, unlimited internet access in the parking lot of the Lampo Building.  The parking lot allows it to be a community space; however, residents can gain internet access from the safety of their cars, maintaining the social distancing recommendation by the CDC.  Internet access will be available 24/7 to the Neosho Community.  Wisper will provide the service until social distancing is no longer recommended by the CDC due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic.