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Online Education & Support During COVID-19 Closures

Reduced Cost or Free Internet Access

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 reduced companies providing free or low-cost internet access during the current emergency.

AT&T AT&T is providing free access to its WiFI hot spots (Links to an external site.) throughout the country.
Comcast Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering two months of free to Internet service through the Internet Essentials program (Links to an external site.).  This offer is available to new and existing customers. Additionally, Xfinity WiFi hotspots (Links to an external site.) are now available free of charge to the public.
California Connects California Community Colleges students are eligible for this mobile hotspot service (Links to an external site.), 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.
Charter Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access (Links to an external site.) for 60 days to households 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.
Sonic During the COVID-19 outbreak, Sonic is offering three months of free internet access and unlimited nationwide home telephone service to households with K-12 students, college students, senior citizens 60 or older, educators, Healthcare providers, delivery persons, food and safety workers, and all homes financially impacted. https://www.sonic.com/cov19
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.
Verizon Verizon is waiving late fees and suspending service termination  (Links to an external site.)for customers negatively impacted by the global crisis.
Wave  For those experiencing financial hardship as a result of recent events pertaining to COVID-19, special arrangements can be made available to keep your services active. Wave is ready to help by deferring payments and waiving late fees due to economic situations caused by COVID-19 coronavirus.

Wave is waiving internet data overage fees for Wave customers for charges incurred in March and April. Customers will see the credit on their April and May billing statements.

Additionally, as part of the Keep Americans Connected Pledge (Links to an external site.)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.