Students who are using their own devices at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, may not have access to the basic needs, such as internet and basic classroom applications. Companies are stepping up during these challenging times by offering their normally paid services at no cost to students and teachers. All that is required is a valid school email address.
Spectrum is offering 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. Note: Spectrum has also increased the speed of it's internet service.
Learn more about for free 60 days of Spectrum or qualifying families can call 1-844-488-8395.
Many internet providers are providing free access to public Wi-Fi hot spots.
T-mobile is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days.
For more information, see US Today's article, How utility, phone and internet companies are giving consumers a break during the coronavirus pandemic.
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools.
Sign up for Microsoft Office 365 Education for Free here.