Your work is vital. We are raising funds to support it.
Our 501(c)(3) is in a historical building with no cell service or wifi and we'd like to open to our doors to host public events in addition to our monthly meetings. The only provider in our small, rural area (AT&T) has quoted us $80/month for wifi, which is significant to our beginnings operation, esp. for use only a few times per month. Are there any other options for having wifi besides something through a service like AT&T?
Thanks for posting! Your question is a bit tough to answer without knowing your exact location but I do have a couple of suggestions. First, have you looked into whether AT&T might offer nonprofit pricing in your area? You might also want to look into whether your local cable company offers Internet service to your particular area as they also work with businesses, including nonprofits. It's worth noting too that a number of major phone and cable service carriers offer special pricing for nonprofits and educational institutions. They don't typically advertise this so you would have to ask.
Also, since you mentioned you're in a rural area, you might want to check with your local public library to see if they lend out mobile hotspots. Public libraries often do a lot of research and testing before adopting mobile hotspot lending programs to make sure the equipment they make available to patrons will serve their needs. Mobile hotspot lending programs are being implemented in many libraries across the country, particularly in rural areas.
Hope some of these suggestions help. Best of luck in finding the right solution. Please check back in with our forums community if you still need help.
Sincerely,SusanTechSoup Social Media Manager
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