Internet Access Resources

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 or other extenuating circumstances:

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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 September 30th, 2020 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 Wi-Fi hotspots Comcast* has made its out-of-home Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.S. available to anyone for free, including those who don't subscribe to Xfinity Internet through the end of 2020. For a map of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, visit https://hotspots.wifi.xfinity.com.

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

Visit Xfinity Wi-Fi, Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot info, or Comcast



Visit the City of Eugene Utilities & Internet page for more hotspot resources

Mobile phone as a hotspot Some mobile carriers, such as AT&T*, 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 this service, but UO cannot recommend or endorse any specific service.

Visit AT&T (data cap removed until September 30th, 2020)
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. Offer ends December 31st, 2020. Other details apply.

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

Visit the Internet Essentials website

 

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
Oregon Lifeline Oregon Lifeline is a federal and state government program that reduces the monthly cost of phone or broadband services for qualifying low-income Oregon households.
 
Visit Oregon Lifeline
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 9/22/20 4:35 PM