Reduced Cost or Free Internet Access
As California Community Colleges move classes and services online, access to reliable internet service is critical. Below is a list of several companies providing free or low-cost internet access during the current emergency.
|Altice USA||Internet up to 30 Mbps for new customers with K–12 or college students in household|
|Comcast||Comcast is offering their Internet Essentials program with speeds up to 25 mbps for free to new low-income customers for 60 days.
Additionally, Xfinity WiFi hotspots are now available free of charge to the public. In addition, data plans will be paused for 60 days, which will give all customers unlimited data for no additional charge.
|Cox||Cox is offering reduced fees and eliminating data usage overages to help low income and those impacted from Coronavirus challenges, like seniors and college students. Cox customers also have free access to Cox WiFi hotspots.|
|AT&T||AT&T is providing free access to its WiFi hot spots throughout the country. They are offering unlimited internet data and internet access for limited income households for $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.|
|Charter||Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and WiFi access for 60 days to households with college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Additionally, all WiFi hotspots are now free of charge.|
|T-Mobile||T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.|
|Sprint||Customers will get an extra 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days. Find updates on service on their website.|
|Verizon||Verizon is waiving late fees and suspending service termination for customers negatively impacted by the global crisis.|
|California Connects||California Community Colleges students are eligible for this mobile hotspot service powered by Sprint, which offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge for only $19.99 a month.|
Additionally, as part of the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Google Fiber, Spring, Verizon, and T-Mobile will not disconnect any customers for the next 60 days regardless of payment status.