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Online Learning Resources (Access to WiFi, access to computers, etc.)

Updated: Sep 4

Many students who chose in-person learning have had their classes shifted to online learning with little notice.


Need access to Wi-Fi

Internet Essentials by Comcast If application is approved, Comcast will provide 2 months of free internet. After the free trial, the cost increases to $9.95 plus tax. There is no contract and users can cancel at any time without penalty. This program also provides eligible people with computers for $150. Requirements: Qualify for programs like the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others. Live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available. Must have not had Comcast Internet in the last 90 days. Households who owe money to Comcast may still qualify if approved by 12/31/20.

EveryoneOn verified August 19, 2020 EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings. Enter your zip code to find offers applicable to you based on your situation.

WiFi Map verified August 25, 2020 Find wifi in your area and connect to the internet for free. Available online or via Apple and Android app.

Get the latest news on major internet and phone carriers:

Many phone and internet carriers have launched programs to help lower costs and expand access to cell data and internet. Check your local provider to see what options are available and how to access them.

Provider

Program

Who Qualifies?

Offer

More Info

Altice Optimum

​Altice Advantage Internet with speeds up to 30 Mbps

New customers with a child recipient of NSLP, seniors eligible for SSI, or veterans receiving public assistance

$14.99/mo. with no cost for first 60 days*

Altice Suddenlink

​Altice Advantage Internet with speeds up to 30 Mbps

New customers with a child recipient of NSLP, seniors eligible for SSI, or veterans receiving public assistance

$14.99/mo. with no cost for first 60 days*

AT&T

Access program internet with speeds up to 10 Mbps

At least one person in household must participate in SNAP

$5.00–$10.00/mo.†

Spectrum†

Internet Assist with speeds up to 30 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

New Spectrum customers with at least one recipient of certain public assistance programs in the household

$14.99/mo. for 12 mo.†

Comcast Xfinity§

Internet Essentials package with speeds up to 50 Mbps

New Xfinity customers who are eligible for public assistance programs

$9.95/mo.

Cox**

Internet up to 50 Mbps through Connect2Compete program

New Cox customers with at least one K–12 student in household who qualifies for public assistance programs

$9.95/mo.

Federal

Communications

Commission††

Lifeline discount

Households that make less than 135% of federal poverty guideline or have at least one member participating in certain public assistance programs

$9.95 off monthly internet or phone bill through certain ISPs

Federal

Communications

Commission††

Enhanced Lifeline benefits for Tribal lands

Low-income households on federally recognized Tribal lands

$34.95 off monthly internet bill

Federal

Communications

Commission

Emergency Broadband Benefit

​Households that make less than 135% of federal poverty guideline or have at least one member participating in certain public assistance programs

Up to $50–$75 off monthly internet bill and $100 toward a new laptop, desktop, or tablet

Mediacom

Internet up to 25 Mbps through Connect2Compete program

New Mediacom customers with at least one K–12 student in household who qualifies for National School Lunch Program

$9.95/mo.

Verizon Fios

Monthly discount off fiber internet plans

New Verizon customers who are enrolled in the Lifeline Discount Program

$20 off monthly internet bill

Internet First

Internet up to 50 Mbps in areas served by RCN, Wave, or Grande

New subscribers with at least one member in household participating in certain public assistance programs

$9.95/mo. with no cost for first 60 days***

Data effective 7/13/2021. Not all offers available in all areas. Plans, benefits, and qualifications subject to change.

*plus taxes and installation fee

†Access from AT&T provides wireline Home Internet to limited income households who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in California. You’ll receive the maximum speed available at your address. Includes a data allowance of 150GB or 1TB depending on speed available in your area. $10 charge for each additional 50GB.

‡Offer not valid for current Internet subscribers.

§ Per month + tax. Visit internetessentials.com for full eligibility details.

**Please see https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html for full eligibiltiy requirements.

††To qualify for Lifeline, you must either make less than 135% of the federal poverty guideline, or someone in your household must participate in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans Pension and Survivor Benefits, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Medicaid, or Tribal Programs for Native Americans.

‡‡plus taxes & fees. Includes wireless service. For full eligibility requirements please visit https://mediacomc2c.com/.

§§Per month w/ Lifeline approval, Auto Pay + taxes & equip. charges.

***For qualifying households





Tips & Tools for online classes


UNESCO Distance learning solutions verified 9/17/ 2020 This list of educational applications, platforms and resources aim to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure.

Reddit thread for tips verified April 4, 2020 The r/college community on reddit has been adding to this thread with advise for students shifting to online classes. This is a great place to find information as well as community.

Focusmate - 3 free sessions a week verified March 20, 2020 If you’re having trouble staying focused on your work, Focusmate can help. Sign up and tell them when you want to work. They’ll pair you with someone else at that time for you to virtually co-work with and be accountable to each other.

Public Books Database verified April 21, 2020 The Public Books Database is collecting a list of research materials and books that are publicly available to access for free during the coronavirus.

The Libby App verified April 21, 2020 Borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from your local public library for FREE!

Internet Archive verified September 20, 2020 Gain access to free books, movies, software, and more from libraries around the world.

Babbel Student Discount verified August 24, 2020 Babbel is providing 40% off free 3 months of language-learning lessons for K-12 and College students located anywhere in the US.


Please note: Edquity does not endorse nor is Edquity associated with any business, organization, product or service that is mentioned in these Guides. Edquity is not responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the information provided, which may change over time. We encourage you to contact the business or organization listed to receive the most up-to-date information.


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