Library Parking Lots: Most public libraries have public wifi that can be accessed without a password, and which reaches to their parking lots. Your best coverage will be gained by pulling up closer to the library building.
Everyone On: In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on society, multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have made updates to their low-cost internet service programs to ensure individuals and families stay connected to the internet during this challenging time.
Comcast Internet Essentials: The company is offering Internet Essentials as an affordable way for homes who receive public assistance to get online. The plan is available for about $10 per month. In addition, they are increasing speeds for all customers in response to emergency measures associated with the coronavirus, and new customers receive two months free.
To support local efforts, NDIA has compiled a list of current offers from ISPs that will help low-income households to acquire service at low or no cost. Most have eligibility limitations linked to income or program enrollment. The list also includes established, nationally available low-cost plans offered by nonprofit organizations. We will add other providers’ plans as we learn of them.
Content on this page was updated March 18, 2020. All offers are less than $20/month total cost (with no installation fees).
Charter Communications: Charter will be offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who do not currently have service. It will start Monday, March 16, and be available for 60 days. You must call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll. It will also open its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use.
Open Xfinity WiFi Hotspots: Xfinity WiFi Hotspots in out-of-home locations are available for free to anyone who needs them to support communities through this challenging time. Find your closest hotspot here.