Internet Connectivity Resources

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A recent FCC agreement and updates stating that providers will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment and open hot-spots will provide significant relief for students, faculty and staff.  The list below is fluid so please check with your cell and/or Internet provider for specific offerings. Below is a compiled list of companies and their offerings as of March 13, 2020.  

  • Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time. 
  • Charter Free Internet:  offers 2 months free Internet;  requires calling in to their number and setting up a new account.  
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families. 
  • Lifeline: is a program for people participating in many federal programs or who have income at or below 133% of the poverty level. This allows you to get a mobile phone or landline. Mobile plans include data (typically around 3 GB). Right now, most providers are offering more data at no charge.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 

Click here to view the COVID-19 Internet Service Offerings for North Carolina. This information is provided by the NC Department of Information Technology.

  • Click here for information on the WI-Fi on Bus Partnership

Note: The University does not endorse these companies or their services. Individuals should investigate all terms associated with service to decide if it is right for them. 

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