Internet Access for Families and Students/Hot Spots for Schools
Internet Access for Families and Students
Internet Access for Students: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has launched the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, which many broadband carriers have signed. For the next 60 days, its core provisions will:
- not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
- waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
- open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them
Additionally limited income households can apply for $5 to $10 per month internet access (AT&T Access, CenturyLink Lifeline). Charter Communication 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 subscription.
Cox Communications is offering
- Limited-time, first month free of Connect2Compete service, 9.95/month thereafter
- Until May 15, 2020, provide phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete Care at no charge
- Resources for discounted, refurbished equipment through our association with PCs for People
- A Learn from Home toolkit for schools, including instructions on how to fast-track eligible students without internet access
Internet Hotspots for Schools
Kajeet is providing schools two offers for Internet Hotspots for teachers and students:
• Free LTE SmartSpot hotspot device OR $100 off w/ 12-mo service available until March 31.
• 6 month access plans with the purchase of a SmartSpot. Access averages $14.97 + 6.9% /month for service for 12 months comes to $192.03 for a year.
Contact: Michael Flood firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Beacon is providing schools hotspots for $10 a month - devices range from $70 - $300. Contact: Katherine Messier email@example.com
Note: These hotspots utilize the mobile networks of most large carriers; therefore they have a broader range of access