Corporate Resources for COVID-19
Many education corporate partners are responding to the needs of educational institutions as they deal with the Coronavirus 19. Below is a link to a list of corporations and service providers who are offering free, discounted, or expanded services to education institutions transitioning to remote work and online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. The list is sorted in three tabs including technology, OER, and access service offerings. Access it here.
To fully engage in Online Learning, students need access to the internet. Some students may struggle with affording access once they leave campus.Below is a list of providers, links and a brief description of assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
- Altice USA is offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their footprint.
- AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
- Charter/Spectrum Free Internet offer for 2 months
- 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
- Cox COVID-19 response: New plans include offering a low-income internet tier with no annual contract and relaxing data usage overage charges for all tiers.
- 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 (I expect others will follow).
- T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
- Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.