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Resources to work at home
It may be difficult for some students to access the internet or use online resources during these difficult times. Please take advantage of these resources if you need access to your courses.
https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19 Comcast’s will offer free public Wi-Fi for all for 60 days. Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi We will make it even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign up by offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. We’ll send all new customers a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router. There will be no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee. To sign up, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Charter Spectrum: https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more 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 at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call: 1-844-488-8395 Verizon Wireless: https://www.verizon.com/about/news/update-verizon-serve-customers-covid-19
Verizon Wireless will waive late fees and keep residential and small business customers connected if negatively impacted by the global crisis.
T-Mobile: https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response T-Mobile will provide unlimited smartphone data to all current subscribers and increase the data allowance to schools and students using their digital learning programs. They will also allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Sprint: https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm
Sprint will give subscribers unlimited data for 60 days and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
AT&T: https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html AT&T offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families, and will waive any late payment, open public Wi-Fi hotspot, and not terminate wireless, home phone or broadband due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Cox Communications: https://newsroom.cox.com/cox_internet_changes_to_assist_students_-_remote_workers Cox Communications will increase speeds on low-cost broadband plans. Other service providers not listed here may also be providing free or expanded services. Please try Googling the company's name and "COVID-19 RESPONSE" to locate any announcement they may have.