A number of internet service giants have offered free or discounted access during the outbreak. Many are also waiving late fees so customers don’t need to temporarily suspend service. Call a local service provider for more information.
- Comcast is offering 2 free months for new customers and a discounted rate ($9.95/month) to qualified low-income households after that. https://apply.internetessentials.com/
- All Xfinity WiFi hotspots are also now free for everybody – https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19#thingstoknow&all_AmIeligibleforIE
- Cox has adopted the same policy — first 2 months free and then $9.95/month afterward – https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete/covid-19-response.html
- Charter Communications (Spectrum) has pledged 2 months free for new customers with a student — K-12 or college — in their household – https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more