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 SmartSpot
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 mflood@kajeet.com

Mobile Beacon:
Mobile Beacon is providing schools hotspots for $10 a month - devices range from $70 - $300. Contact: Katherine Messier kmessier@mobilebeacon.org

Note: These hotspots utilize the mobile networks of most large carriers; therefore they have a broader range of access