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You can't attend your classes online if you can't access the internet, but accessing the internet is, well, it's really expensive! Here's a list of internet providers that are offering free or reduced-cost internet during the COVID-19 crisis. Fee free to try any or all of them, and pass on the message to anyone you know who's struggling to get online. Also, please keep in mind that these corporations will change their policies periodically and this page might not have the most current info. We will try to keep it updated, but contact the company for the most up to date information about their offers.
As part of the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Google Fiber, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile will not disconnect any customers for the 60 days following March 16th, regardless of payment status.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering two months of free to Internet service through the Internet Essentials program. This offer is available to new and existing customers. HOWEVER, you must apply by June 30th, 2020.
AT&T is providing free or discounted access at its designated AT&T WiFi hotspots throughout the country (Information on accessing AT&T hotspots or public WiFi with a wireless device can be found here: https://www.att.com/support/article/wireless/KM1009376/).
They have a number of other fee waivers and deals. Follow the link to see what applies to you.
Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households 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. Additionally, Charter has opened it's wi-fi hot spots for public use.
T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.
Verizon is waiving late fees and suspending service termination for customers negatively impacted by the global crisis.
California Community College students are eligible for this mobile hotspot device and service, powered by Sprint, which offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge, no contract required.
There is a one-time device cost of 79.99; and then users pay $19.99 for the service every month thereafter with no throttling, suspension, or overage charges.