Hundreds of companies have signed the pledge to keep Americans connected during these exceptional circumstances.
Here is a list of some of the companies in our area offering free or discounted internet access:
Through its newly launched COVID-19 Internet Relief Plan, VTX1 is offering plans to assist students for the next 90 days. These plans include free installation and access to VTX1’s exclusive Managed Services. Call 1-800446-2031 for more information or go online at: http://www.vtx1.net/covid-19-irp-students
Comcast will make it easy for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign up by offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service.
They are also increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will be the speed of the service going forward. In this way, they will ensure that Internet Essentials customers will be able to use their Internet service for all their increased needs as a result of this health crisis.
Xfinity Wi-Fi Hotspots:
Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit online here.
AT&T is waiving data overage fees to all customers so that families and students can stay connected during the pandemic. The company is promising not to terminate the service of any customer over the next 60 days. All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. Additionally, AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program. AT&T is also providing free access to its public WiFi hotspots.
Spectrum will provide free internet access to students. The company will install broadband and WiFi in new student households free of charge and provide access for 60 days. The offer is available to families with both K-12 and college students. The company says it will also open its WiFi hotspots to the public.