March 31, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, which asked all broadband and telephone service providers to make it easier for you to stay connected during this difficult time. As a result, the following providers have reacted: 
 

  1. COMCAST COVID-19 RESPONSE 
    This option offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time. Comcast is pausing all current customer’s data plans to give them unlimited data during this time. Click on the link above to learn more. 
       
  2. CHARTER FREE INTERNET OFFER FOR TWO MONTHS 
    Charter is offering free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 2 months to new K-12 and college student households. They are also offering free Wi-Fi hotspots to the public. Click the link above to learn more. 
        
  3. AT&T COVID-19 RESPONSE  
    AT&T offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families. Click the link above to learn more. 
       
  4. VERIZON COVID-19 RESPONSE 
    They are not currently offering special offers, but they are following the FCC agreement. Click the link above to learn more. 
       
  5. SPRINT COVID-19 RESPONSE 
    Sprint is following the FCC agreement. They will provide unlimited data to existing customers, and starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Click the link above to learn more. 
        
  6. T-MOBILE COVID-19 RESPONSE 
    T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus they are offering unlimited data to existing customers and will soon allow all handset to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Click the link above to learn more. 

 

Written by Megan Spencer, Social Media and Digital Communications Coordinator at State Fair Community College.

About the Author
Hi, I’m Megan! I run State Fair Community College’s social media. I grew up with a creative passion and have always loved drawing, painting, and crafting. My educational background is in graphic design and marketing. I love to help people, which is one of the reasons I started writing these blogs for SFCC’s students. It’s about community!

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