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During school closures, parents may be looking for affordable internet providers. We offer the following information as a courtesy to our Sylvan parents/guardians.

Internet For All Now: The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided this link to affordable offers as well as a number to call (1-844-841-INFO (4636)) someone who can assist parents: Affordable Internet Offers

Some cell phone providers are offering the tethering (hotspot) functionality for existing cell phones for free during this time of need. We recommend that parents reach out to their current mobile providers to see what they are offering at this time.

        FCC LifelineProgram

        Federal Communication Commission Lifeline Program for Low-Income Consumers
        Search for Lifeline Providers in Your Area

        Comcast/Xfinity

        http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/
        COVID-19 Response: New customers who sign-up for Internet Essentials will receive 60 days of free internet service, increase speeds from 15/2 to 25/3, 40 hours of Xfinity Wifi hotspots per month and open on an unlimited basis.
        • Internet Essentials Free to New Customers    
        • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone    
        • Pausing Our Data Plan   
        • No Disconnects or Late Fees

        AT&T

        https://accessatt.solixcs.com/#/home (855) 220-5211
        COVID-19 Response: No termination regardless of ability to pay, waive late payment fees due to inability to pay, and keep public wifi hotspots open for those who need them.
        • Up to $10 per month (plus taxes)
        • 10 Mbps
        • No term commitment
        • No deposit
        • No installation fee
        • In-home Wi-Fi modem included

        Spectrum/Charter

        https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist
        COVID-19 Response: Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, announced Friday that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company.
        • Free Internet modem
        • High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps
        • No data caps
        • No contracts
        • Optional in-home WiFi service at $5/mo

        Sprint

        https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm

        COVID-19 Response:

        Sprint announced on Friday the following general response. For the next 60 days:

        • No disconnects or late fees

        Starting on Tuesday, March 17:

        • Complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3.

        By Thursday, March 19:

        • Metered data plans receive unlimited data for 60 days
        • Additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days

        Coming soon:

        • Mobile hotspot-capable handsets who don’t have mobile hotspot today will receive 20GB per month for 60 days

        For 1Million Project Foundation participants only:

        • Data allotment per student increased to 20GB each month from now through June 30, 2020
        • Acceleration of receipt of more than 100,000 new devices intended for use next school year

        T-Mobile

        https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response

        COVID-19 Response: for the next 60 days

        • ALL current customers will have unlimited smartphone data (excluding roaming).
        • An additional 20GB of mobile hotspot/tethering service
        • extra free data up to 5GB of data per month
        • Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month

        Cox

        https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

        COVID-19 Response: New customers will receive their first month of service free. Offer available through 5/12/20. Remote customer service support at no charge between now and 5/12/20.

        • $9.95 per month (plus taxes)
        • 10 Mbps
        • No term commitment
        • No deposit
        • No installation fee
        • In-home Wi-Fi modem included
        Carriers that market Paid/low-cost wireless hotspots:
        Mobile Citizen
        https://mobilecitizen.org/
        Plans starting at $10/month
        Human-I-T
        https://www.human-i-t.org/
        Low-cost Internet and devices
        Kajeet
        https://www.kajeet.net/
        Offers 4-month plans