For students who do not have internet access at home, is there an opportunity to seek free or reduced-cost internet access for families and students?
Internet Access for Students: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has launched the Keep Americans
Connected Pledge, which many broadband carriers have signed. For the next 60 days, its core provisions will:
● not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their
inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
● waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of
their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
● open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them
Additionally, limited income households can apply for $5 to $10 per month internet access
(AT&T Access, Cox Connect2Compete, CenturyLink Lifeline). Charter Communication will
offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12
and/or college students who do not already have a subscription.