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Technology Access for Families

Last Updated: 4/21/2020 4:06 PM

Internet For All Now: The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided this link to affordable offers as well as a number to call (1-844-841-INFO (4636)) someone who can assist parents: http://www.internetforallnow.org/get_affordable_internet_today

Specific offers by various providers throughout the state.

Provider

Details

Contact

Comcast/Xfinity

COVID-19 Response: New customers who sign-up for Internet Essentials will receive 60 days of free internet service, increase speeds from 15/2 to 25/3, 40 hours of Xfinity Wifi hotspots per month and open on an unlimited basis.

  • Internet Essentials Free to New Customers
  • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone
  • Pausing Our Data Plan
  • No Disconnects or Late Fees

 

http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/

AT&T

COVID-19 Response: No termination regardless of ability to pay, waive late payment fees due to inability to pay, and keep public wifi hotspots open for those who need them.

  • Up to $10 per month (plus taxes)
  • 10 Mbps
  • No term commitment
  • No deposit
  • No installation fee
  • In-home Wi-Fi modem included

https://accessatt.solixcs.com/#/home

Cox

COVID-19 Response: New customers will receive their first month of service free. Offer available through 5/12/20. Remote customer service support at no charge between now and 5/12/20.

  • $9.95 per month (plus taxes)
  • 10 Mbps
  • No term commitment
  • No deposit
  • No installation fee
  • In-home Wi-Fi modem included

https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

Spectrum/Charter

COVID-19 Response: Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, announced Friday that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company.

  • Free Internet modem
  • High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps
  • No data caps
  • No contracts
  • Optional in-home WiFi service at $5/mo

 

https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist

Sprint

COVID-19 Response:

Sprint announced on Friday the following general response. For the next 60 days:

  • No disconnects or late fees

Starting on Tuesday, March 17:

  • Complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3.

By Thursday, March 19:

  • Metered data plans receive unlimited data for 60 days
  • Additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days

Coming soon:

  • Mobile hotspot-capable handsets who don’t have mobile hotspot today will receive 20GB per month for 60 days

For 1Million Project Foundation participants only:

  • Data allotment per student increased to 20GB each month from now through June 30, 2020
  • Acceleration of receipt of more than 100,000 new devices intended for use next school year

https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm

T-Mobile

COVID-19 Response: for the next 60 days

  • ALL current customers will have unlimited smartphone data (excluding roaming).
  • An additional 20GB of mobile hotspot / tethering service
  • extra free data up to 5GB of data per month
  • Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month

https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response

Sonic

Bay Area and Sonoma County

https://www.sonic.com/cov19

Carriers that market Paid/low cost wireless hot spots:

Provider

Details

Website

Mobile Citizen

Plans starting at $10/month

https://mobilecitizen.org/

Human-I-T

Low-cost Internet and devices

https://www.human-i-t.org/

Kajeet

Offers 4-month plans

https://www.kajeet.net/