"KEEP AMERICA CONNECTED" VENDOR LISTS

Several companies are offering complimentary wifi to students during the mandated shutdown.

Connectivity for Students:

  1. View the FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment and open hot-spots.

  2. Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low-income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during
    this time.

  3. Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months and Spectrum Wifi Hotspots will locate free public Wifi locations.

  4. AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families.

  5. Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.

  6. Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers and, starting Tuesday, March 17 2020,
    will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

  7. T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

  8. Service Electric COVID-19 response: "Keep America Connected" pledge - to not terminate service to any residential or small business due to the inability to pay their bill. Waive late fees that residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstance related to the coronavirus pandemic. Open its Wi-Fi hotspots to everyone. Additionally, SECTV will offer free 10x5 Internet service for 90 days for new customers during this ongoing national emergency. 

  9. RCN Lifeline Internet Program for Students (K-12): First 60 days FREE of 25Mbps RCN Internet includes modem, router and network access maintenance fee.

 

Please also note that the FCC has relaxed their gift rules, making is easier for schools and libraries to solicit or accept broadband connections, devices networking equipment or other things of value that could help students and teachers affected by school closures. 

These rules will remain in effect through September 30, 2020.