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Figgers Wireless stops free internet distribution in Gadsden County indefinitely

Posted at 7:55 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 19:58:13-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Figgers Wireless says they will no longer be providing free internet devices for the time being.

Company COO, Germain Bebe says Gadsden County issued a cease and desist letter to them, demanding they stop distributing and providing the promised internet service.

Figgers said they haven't received any money from the county either.

Now, the goal of connecting 25,000 people to the internet for 90 days, is put on pause.

"It was a major disappointment," said Bebe. "Mostly because it was a shocker. We were very excited. We started a lot of the calls coming in from Gadsden County residents, just signing up, asking questions, so we just felt like we were going to have a great turnout and a great event. We learned from the first distribution and we felt like the second one was going to be ten times better."

Figgers said that they hope to get the issue resolved soon, however for those who have already received devices, that service could be turned off as early as midnight Sunday.