List of ISPs Offering Free or Discounted Services

If you know of a resources not on this list for free or discounted internet service please contact cait@calarts.edu with a link and we will make sure it is added.

Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast has announced free internet services for 60 days with 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload speeds.  See their website for more information:

Comcast has also announced their Xfinity WiFi hotspots will be available to the public:

Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the "xfinitywifi" network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser. 

Charter Access for College Students

On March 13th, Charter announced free internet service for K-12 and College student households with speeds up to 100Mbps.

Please call 1-844-488-8395 to sign up for this program.

Charter is also making their public WiFi hotspots available tot he public (previously only available to customers), but CAIT does not yet have further detail on that.

T-Mobile Removes Data Caps

Recently T-Mobile announced on Twitter the removal of data caps for cell phone customers.  Their full statement is here, but the headline features are:

  • Removing smartphone data caps for all customers
  • Giving 20GB of add’l mobile hotspot data
  • Increasing data for schools in our EmpowerED program
  • Making it free to call severely impacted countries

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint

AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all announced they are joining other major telecom providers and supporting the Keep Americans Connected pledge:

  • No cost for data overages during the COVID-19 event
  • All WiFi hot spots will be made publicly available


Cox Offers Low-Cost No-Contract Service

Along with supporting the Keep Americans Connected pledge, Cox has introduced reduce cost, no-contract service plans for new customers who may be impacted by the COVID-19 event.  This includes:

  • "A $19.99 offer for new Starter internet customers with a temporary boost up to 50 Mbps download speeds, no annual contract or qualifications to help low income and those impacted from Coronavirus challenges, like seniors and college students."

  • "Eliminating data usage overages beginning today to meet the higher bandwidth demands. Customers with a 500 GB or Unlimited data usage add-on plan will receive credits."

Changelog

March 27, 10:15 AM: Added AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Cox information
March 14, 7:09 AM: Updated Comcast notice w/ Xfinity announcement
March 14, 6:520 AM: Initial post created

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