Resources

During these unprecedented times and the possible personal challenges with accessing the internet, MCCA is providing a list of internet/WiFi resources to make it easier for students to stay connected and access online classes. 

Internet Services and Access

The Federal Communications Commission has an agreement which states that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots for increased accessibility to the internet. More information from the FCC »

Please visit the following websites for the latest details on how to sign-up and leverage these services.

  • Cox Communications offers a range of services and packages for the next 60 days (for ex, free access to over 650,000 Wi-Fi hot spots; residential customers in the company’s Starter, StraightUp Internet and Connect2Compete packages will be automatically upgraded to speeds of 50 Mbps).
  • Comcast offers free Wi-Fi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time. 
  • Charter offers free broadband and Wi-Fi 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 100 Mbps.
  • AT&T offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families. 
  • Verizon is not providing any offers, but is following the FCC agreement. 
  • Sprint is providing unlimited data to existing customers. Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Sprint will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 
  • T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to existing customers. It will soon allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.