COVID-19 Connectivity Options

FCC "Keep Americans Connected Pledge" - this article from Cordcuttersnews.com provides an overview of the plan to provide internet access to individuals who need it to keep connected and continue their daily activities remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Network connectivity options for students who don't have internet available at home:

  • FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: AT&T offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.
  • Comcast COVID-19 response: Comcast offers free WiFi for 2 months to low-income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time.
  • Charter/Spectrum free internet offer: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395 or click here for more information. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: Sprint plans to follow the FCC agreement, will provide unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • Suddenlink free internet offer: Suddenlink is offering free Altice Advantage Internet, where available, for 60 days to any household that has a student from K-12 and/or college.
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: T-Mobile plans to follow the FCC agreement, will provide unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: Verizon updated their website as of 3-26-2020 to provide more information about their offers and solutions.
  • Xfinity COVID-19 response: Xfinity WiFi hotspots in out-of-home locations will be available for free to anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity Internet customers.

Updated 3-28-2020