Published Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:29pm
During these unprecedented times and the possible personal challenges with accessing the internet, MCCCD is providing a list of internet/WiFi resources to you. This may make it easier for you to stay connected and access your online and hybrid classes. This way you can continue to work on your assignments, projects, and related tasks. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the changing landscape due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As a reminder, spring break has been extended for in-person classes through March 20, 2020. All online and hybrid classes currently in session, and those starting this week, will continue with their online components as scheduled.
Information about Internet Services and Access
The Federal Communications Commission has an agreement which states that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots for increased accessibility to the internet. Visit https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363033A1.pdf for information.
Please visit the following websites for the latest details on how to sign-up and leverage these services.
Cox Communications Response: Cox Communications offers a range of services and packages for the next 60 days (for ex, free access to over 650,000 Wi-Fi hot spots; residential customers in the company’s Starter, StraightUp Internet and Connect2Compete packages will be automatically upgraded to speeds of 50 Mbps). Visit https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/learn/cox-hotspots.html.
Added 4/6/2020: Cox has a special "Emergency Response Package" for internet connection. $19.99 per month (first month free) and includes a modem and router.
Comcast COVID-19 Response: Comcast offers free Wi-Fi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time. Visit https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19.
Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months - Visit https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more
Verizon COVID-19 Response: There are no special offers, but Verizon is following the FCC agreement. Visit https://www.verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus.
Sprint COVID-19 Response: Sprint is following the FCC agreement and will provide unlimited data to existing customers. Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Sprint will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Visit https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm
T-Mobile COVID-19 Response: T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement and providing unlimited data to existing customers. It will soon allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Visit https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response.
MCCCD Libraries hours of operation may vary during the extended spring break. We encourage students to make use of online resources from off campus in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. At this time, all Maricopa County Public Libraries are temporarily closed for precautionary measures and the safety of the community. Visit https://mcldaz.org/.
MCCCD is fully committed to your success and the completion of your Spring 2020 classes. If you have specific questions about your classes, please contact your respective faculty or other college resources.
We will continue to provide updates and information to help you maintain your academic momentum.
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