In response to COVID-19, many software companies are providing free products and services to help with studying and working remotely.
Below is a list of products that are available to students, faculty and staff.
A few different internet providers are opening up their services to accomodate those who might now have access.
Midco is participating in the FCC’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge to ensure people don’t lose broadband or telephone connectivity. Over the next 60 days, they won’t disconnect service if a customer is unable to pay, and they will waive late fees for customers having economic challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. They encourage customers to contact them to discuss individual situations. They will listen to needs and work to make arrangements.
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 and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Comcast is offering free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for the 60 days. It's also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can't pay their bills. The company is also providing 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers.