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:

Solution Description More Information
UO mobile wireless (MiFi) device loan A limited number of MiFi units are available for free checkout to UO students and employees to facilitate remote education and work and improve access. First, please review all other options on this page. If none of them meets your needs, then visit Mobile Wireless Device (MiFi) Request.
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 June 30th, 2021. 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 June 30th, 2021. 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. Visit Free & Low-Cost Internet Plans
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Article ID: 101263
Created
Fri 3/13/20 3:23 PM
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Mon 12/7/20 5:36 PM