COVID19 - WIFI
Charter cable 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 Spectrum broadband subscription, and installation fees will be waived for new student households. For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer "Spectrum Internet Assist," a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps. They are also opening its Wi-Fi hotspots across their service area for public use.
To enroll in the free broadband service or Internet Assist, call 1-844-488-8395. (It's their standard customer service line, so use the "new service" or "add service" option. To avoid long wait times, call early in the morning or later in the evening, until 1:00 am EDT)
Multiple companies have joined the Keep America Connected Pledge: read about it here https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363033A1.pdf
Under this pledge, participating companies have pledged not to terminate internet services for customers who are unable to pay, and to waive late fees
More about Free/Low Cost Home Wifi
• Comcast: offering Essentials internet service designed for low-income families free for 60 days for new qualifying customers. Visit https://www.internetessentials.com for more information. Call 1-855-8-INTERNET for set up.
• Spectrum: households with K-12 students can get free Spectrum Wifi for 60 days (including free installation for new customers). Call 1-844-488-8395 for set up.
On the go
• Comcast: Xfinity WiFi hotspots will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.
• AT&T is providing free access to its public WiFi hotspots. Look for “att-wifi” or “attwifi” in the list of available wireless networks from your smartphone or laptop.