Low Cost Internet
The California Department of Education List of Internet Offers from Major Providers:
The following table contains special offers extended by various providers throughout the state of CA.
No termination regardless of ability to pay, waive late payment fees due to inability to pay, and keep public Wi-Fi hotspots open for those who need them.
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 Wi-Fi hotspots per month and open on an unlimited basis.
New customers will receive their first month of service free. Offer available through May 12, 2020. Remote customer service support at no charge between now and May 12, 2020.
Mediacom’s Connect2Compete was designed to help families with K-12 students who qualify for free or reduced lunch (NSLP). New customers who sign up for Connect2Compete by Aug. 20th, 2020 will receive 60 days of free internet service.
Your household may qualify if:
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 do not already have internet through the company.
Sprint announced the following general: For the next 60 days:
Starting on Tuesday, March 17:
By Thursday, March 19:
For 1 Million Project Foundation participants only:
The following refers to the next 60 days:
EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost internet services, computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. EveryoneOn aims to leverage the democratizing power of the internet to provide an opportunity to all Americans, regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level. Through partnerships with local internet service providers, EveryoneOn is able to offer free or $9.95 home internet services in 48 states and the District of Columbia. They work with re-furbishers, so individuals and their families can purchase discounted devices, including $150 tablets and $199 laptops. Download the basic offer flyer below.
PARENT RESOURCES - INTERNET SERVICE INFORMATION
This section provides our community information on searching for free WiFi access in local establishments, as well as information for low-cost internet services through internet service providers.
Searching for Free WiFi Near ABCUSD.
You can use Google Maps to locate establishments near ABCUSD that offer free WiFi while you visit their business. Search for "WiFi" in Google Maps. Please be aware that by using a free WiFi connection at a local establishment, your data and web searches may not be secured and/or data may not be kept confidential.
Connect2Compete (C2C) is EveryoneOn’s program that provides affordable Internet and devices to low-income populations, including students and families that qualify for the National School Lunch Program. C2C is offered in partnership with leading telecommunication and cable companies including AT&T, Comcast and Cox. Eligible customers receive fast, affordable Internet for as low as $9.95 per month (plus tax). For most customers, there is no deposit required, contracts to sign, or installation or modem rental fees. For a full list of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), pricing, speeds and other related information, click here.
The requirements for applying for each provider's program are slightly different and are subject to change. Each low-cost offer that is available has its own eligibility requirements at the discretion of each internet service provider. A typical household may qualify for EveryoneOn’s Connect2Compete program if it satisfies the following requirements:
- Have at least one child eligible or enrolled in the National School Lunch Program.
- Have not subscribed to internet service within the last 90 days.
- Have no outstanding bills or unreturned equipment.
*Please note that although the ABC Unified School District is a supporter of the EveryoneOn program, the district has no governance toward the program, pricing, nor the application process required to qualify for the services mentioned above.