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.

Provider COVID-19 Response Contact
AT&T

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.

  • Up to $10 per month (plus taxes)
  • 10 Mbps
  • No term commitment
  • No deposit
  • No installation fee
In-home modem included.
https://accessatt.solixcs.com/#/home
Comcast/Xfinity

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.

  • Internet Essentials Free to New Customers
  • Xfinity Wi-Fi Free For Everyone
  • Pausing Our Data Plan
No Disconnects or Late Fees.
http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/
Cox

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.

  • $9.95 per month (plus taxes)
  • 10 Mbps
  • No term commitment
  • No deposit
  • No installation fee
In-home modem included.
https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

Mediacom Communications

 

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.

  • $9.95/mo. (plus taxes)
  • 25 Mbps
  • No Deposit
  • No Contract
  • No Installation Fees
  • No Equipment Rental Fees
  • Wi-Fi modem via no-cost lease

Your household may qualify if:

  • Mediacom offers internet service in your community or area 1
  • You have at least one student K-12 living at home
  • At least one child qualifies for free or reduced-price school lunch (NSLP)
  • You are not a current Mediacom customer and have not subscribed to our internet service in the past 90 days
  • You do not have an outstanding Mediacom bill or unreturned equipment (Families with an outstanding bill or unreturned equipment can discuss payment options)
https://mediacomc2c.com/
Spectrum/Charter

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.

  •  Free Internet modem
  •  High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps
  •  No data caps
  •  No contracts
 Optional in-home Wi-Fi service at $5/month.
https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist
Sprint

Sprint announced the following general: 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 3External link opens in new window or tab..

By Thursday, March 19:

  • Metered data plans receive unlimited data for 60 days
  • Additional 20GB of mobile hotspot dataExternal link opens in new window or tab. per month for 60 days

Coming soon:

  • Mobile hotspot-capable handsets who do not have mobile hotspot today will receive 20GB per month for 60 days

For 1 Million 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

The following refers to the next 60 days:

  • 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 EmpowerEDExternal link opens in new window or tab. 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

 

EVERYONEON OVERVIEW

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

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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.