Additional information and resources surrounding COVID-19 can found below:
Meals and Safe Spaces for Children During School Closure: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed/
Free Community Wi-Fi Hot-Spots: The FCC has asked the nation’s telecommunications companies to take the https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected, which includes a commitment that vendors make their Community Wi-Fi Hotspots open and free to all:
Comcast/Xfinity - https://hotspots.wifi.xfinity.com/
Zito Media - https://www.zitomedia.net/wifi/
Atlantic Broadband - https://atlanticbb.com/my-services/my-account/wifi-hotspots
National Free Wi-Fi Map - https://www.wifimap.io/. Many of these locations are restaurants that are now closed, but their parking lots may continue to have active service.
Low-Cost Home Internet: Several companies have low-cost, home-based Internet for low-income households.
- Comcast/Xfinity – Comcast will offer new residential, low-income customers its $9.95-per-month Internet Essentials program free for 60 days. The company is also boosting the internet service speeds in this program from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps, which qualifies the service as high-speed broadband under FCC guidelines. Comcast will also suspend data caps for 60 days. https://internetessentials.com/
- AT&T – AT&T’s Access program provides $10/month home-based Internet to limited income households. Also offering two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020 ($10/mo thereafter) and waiving all home internet data overage fees. https://digitalyou.att.com/low-cost-internet/
- Charter Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) - Charter 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 Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.