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Stay connected and safe during COVID-19
The City of Los Angeles is helping to make sure everyone can remain connected online during the current situation.
Use the links in the COVID-19 Response: Internet Connectivity section below for special broadband and wifi offers for school age (K-12) and/or college student households, healthcare workers, educators and subscribers living in public and affordable housing.
COVID-19 Response: INTERNET Connectivity
Time Sensitive Offers
A pledge to ensure to ensure that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances
- AT&T offers savings to schools to support eLearning for their students
- AT&T offering schools (K-12, colleges and universities) 60 days unlimited data for laptops, tablets and hotspots; also offers free access to Caribu Video Calling App
- UPDATES AT&T Education & Communities Offerings
Click here to remain current on all AT&T COVID-19 response updates
- UPDATE: Charter Spectrum extends Free 60-day Broadband Internet & WiFi Offer through June 30
- Free access to Spectrum broadband internet and wifi for 60 days for new customers - K-12 and/or college student households, and educators (K-12 teachers and College/University professors)
- Free video commercial for small business and access to advertising resources from Spectrum Reach
Cox Communications Response
- UPDATE: Free Connect2Compete service until July 15, 2020 (for new customers who sign up by May 15, 2020)
- Partnership with PCs for People for families to purchase discounted refurbished computers
- UPDATE: Extends FCC pledge to June 30, 2020 and expands coronavirus relief support for residential customers through July 15, 2020
Click here to remain current on all Cox Communications COVID-19 response updates
- UPDATE: Starry Internet will provide free service for their subscribers in public and affordable housing through the end of June 2020
- Starry Internet suspends cancellation of service due to nonpayment for COVID-19
Through May 15, 2020, T-mobile is (UPDATE: call T-Mobile for June 30, 2020 extension):
- Removing smartphone data caps for customers
- Providing 20 GB additional hotspot coverage
- Increasing data for schools in the EmpowerED program, making it free to call severely impacted countries. See T-Mobile's COVID-19 Response updates here.
NOTE: T-Mobile does not have an offer available for 60 days of free service and encourages consumers to be cautious of social media posts that may include fraudulent numbers. T-Mobile COVID-19 Response updates.
- Relief for students and healthcare workers
- LAUSD and Verizon Reach Agreement to Provide Unlimited Internet to Students Without Access
Click here to remain current on all Verizon COVID-19 response updates
- Newly unemployed applicants have increased flexibility in documenting income-based eligibility for Lifeline
Additional Low-Cost Internet, Device and Training Resources
Device and Digital Literacy Training Resources
- California Lifeline - discounted home phone and cell phone
- California Phones (specialized phones and accessories for mobile phones)
- Human-IT Resources:
- Human-IT (low cost devices for individuals)
- Human-IT (refurbished devices for Non-profit Organizations and School Districts)
- Human-IT (digital literacy courses)
- In My Area
- Internet for All - devices
- ISP Providers In My Area
- PCs for People
EveryoneOn is a national non-profit creating social and economic opportunity by ensuring that everyone is connected to the internet. They partner with internet service providers to create, refine and promote their low-cost offers for high speed internet. They also partner with refurbishers to make available low-cost devices such as tablets, desktop and laptop computers, as well as organizations such as American Library Association and others where individuals can access digital literacy workshops in their own neighborhood.
Find more information on www.everyoneon.org/la, via phone at (877) 947-4321, via text by sending the word "Connect" or "Conectate" (in Spanish) to 21-545, or by downloading the EveryoneOn smartphone app.
California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) is a state-wide organization. CETF partners with other local community based organizations to help people get access to affordable internet services. They can assist to find internet services as low as $10/month. Here are some guidelines for eligibility:- Child enrolled in NSLP - National School Lunch Program- CalFresh (food stamps) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient- Medi-Cal or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient- Household income under $40,000/year.Visit www.everyoneon.org/la website for more information or call 844-841-4636. When you call the Toll-Free number, a representative will determine if you pre-qualify. If you qualify, a specialist will call you back to help you choose an offer. Their list of service providers can be found at www.everyoneon.org/CETF by entering your zip code.
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