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Question

What options do I have if I don't have internet at home?

Solution

If you don't have Internet at home, there are several options to consider, including some temporary offers due to COVID-19:

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Xfinity student offer

Comcast* is offering a $150 Visa prepaid card to eligible university students to cover two months of internet service. Qualifying students who sign up at xfinity.com/student will get an internet self-install kit within a few days. About 3-4 weeks after service is activated, they’ll receive the Visa prepaid card. This offer is available through June 1 to college students who live in households in Comcast service areas that are not already Xfinity customers. No income-related qualifications. No upfront fees, no installation costs. Students can cancel without penalty and will still have the Visa prepaid card.

*Note: UO is aware of this service, but UO cannot recommend or endorse any specific service.

Visit xfinity.com/student
Free wifi hotpots Comcast* has made its out-of-home Xfinity wifi hotspots across the U.S. available to anyone for free, including those who don't subscribe to Xfinity Internets. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit https://hotspots.wifi.xfinity.com.

AT&T* is keeping it's public wifi hotspots open to anyone who needs them.

*Note: UO is aware of this service, but UO cannot recommend or endorse any specific service.

Visit Xfinity WiFi, Xfinity WiFi hotspot info, or Comcast

Visit AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots or AT&T

Mobile phone as hotspot

Mobile carriers, such as AT&T*, Verizon*, Sprint*, and T-Mobile*, are suspending internet data caps and/or raising data limits to allow customers to use their mobile phones as high-speed data hotspots.

*Note: UO is aware of these services, but UO cannot recommend or endorse any specific service.

Visit Verizon

Visit CNET

eduroam If a campus near your home is an eduroam-participating institution, you can use your UO credentials to connect to that network. How to connect to the eduroam network
Internet Essentials from Comcast Comcast* is offering two months of free internet service to eligible low-income individuals. When the first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying customer. Other details apply.

*Note: UO is aware of this service, but UO cannot recommend or endorse any specific service.

Visit the Internet Essentials website

 

Cox Through May 15, 2020, Cox* is offering a $19.99 offer for new Starter internet customers with a temporary boost up to 50Mbps download speeds with no annual contract or qualifications to help low income and others impacted by COVID-19.

*Note: UO is aware of this service, but UO cannot recommend or endorse any specific service.

Visit Cox
Access from AT&T AT&T* is offering internet access for qualifying limited-income households.

*Note: UO is aware of this service, but UO cannot recommend or endorse any specific service.

Visit the Access from AT&T website
Charter/Spectrum Charter* is offering free Spectrum broadband and wifi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100Mbps. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

*Note: UO is aware of this service, but UO cannot recommend or endorse any specific service.

Visit Charter
EveryoneOn

EveryoneOn* is a service that helps find affordable internet service and computers in your area. They have information on the assistance that many broadband and telephone service providers have pledged to prevent residents from losing internet and phone service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

*Note: UO is aware of this service, but UO cannot recommend or endorse any specific service.

Visit EveryoneOn

Others

Many other broadband and telephone service providers have pledged to prevent residents and small businesses from losing internet and phone service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Free & Low-Cost Internet Plans
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Article ID: 101263
Created
Fri 3/13/20 3:23 PM
Modified
Tue 3/31/20 3:14 PM