Technology Resources Available for Families without Internet Service
March 31, 2020
Additional technology resources are available for families without internet services. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released an agreement stating providers will waive late fees, will not cut off service for lack of payment and will open hot spots.
- Comcast: Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. Sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days.
- Spectrum: Spectrum is offering free internet access for students as well as free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll.
- Charter: Charter is offering free internet for two months.
- AT&T: AT&T will offer open hot spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.
- Verizon: Verizon does have special offers but is following the FCC agreement.
- Sprint: Sprint is following the FCC agreement, and is providing unlimited data to existing customers. They have also allowed all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
T-Mobile: T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, as well as offering unlimited data to existing customers. Soon, they will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
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