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||For qualified households, we offer our 30 Mbps Altice Advantage. We have a range of options available. To learn more about these offerings, visit optimum.com/keepyouconnected or suddenlink.com/keepyouconnected.|
|Comcast||Comcast expanded their Internet Essentials eligibility to include all low-income families, including seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. They will continue to provide 60 days of free Internet service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers through the end of 2020.
Additionally, Xfinity WiFi hotspots are available free of charge to the public. Find your nearest hotspot.
|Cox||Cox customers have free access to Cox WiFi hotspots.
Non-customers in a Cox service area can use their paid StraightUp Internet Hotspot Pass service.
|AT&T||AT&T is providing free access to its WiFi hot spots throughout the country.
Access from AT&T is $10 a month (or less) home internet access for limited-income and eligible households.
|Charter/Spectrum||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 200 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-310-1198. Charter/Spectrum customers also gain free access to hotspots.|
|T-Mobile||T-Mobile/Sprint customers can find information on hotspot/smartphone tethering here.|
|Verizon||Verizon has extended their low-cost internet offer through 2020.|
|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.|