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Internet Options for Families

This is being provided for your information only. Dearborn Public Schools does not specifically endorse a particular vendor. This information is being provided as information only.

Comcast

In response, please be advised that Comcast has increased the speeds of its Internet Essentials home internet service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps.  Additionally, households who enroll now will be eligible for 60 days of complimentary service. The formal announcement is attached for your reference and is also available here.  As a reminder, Internet Essentials provides $9.95 per month home internet service exclusively to low-income households.  

Update: Comcast announced late Friday, 3/13/2020 that it is suspending enforcement of its data cap and overage fees for 60 days during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Comcast is also making its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots free for anyone to use. Millions of the hotspots are scattered throughout the country; you can find hotspot locations here.

https://www.xfinity.com/

Everyoneon.org

EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that creates social and economic opportunities by connecting everyone to the internet. Since 2012, EveryoneOn has facilitated access to affordable technology solutions–in-home internet service, desktops and laptops–and free digital literacy trainings through our offer locator tool, cross-sector partnerships, and local programming efforts. We work closely with schools, public housing communities, and other diverse organizations to facilitate internet adoption. 

https://www.everyoneon.org/

Charter

   *   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 at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

    *   Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.

    *   For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer 

AT&T

  • Up to $10 per month (plus taxes)
  • 10 Mbps
  • No term commitment
  • No deposit
  • No installation fee
  • In-home Wi-Fi modem included

Find out if Access from AT&T is in your area: Click here.

Frontier Fundamental Internet Service

  • $19.99 per month (plus taxes), includes $14.99 for service and $5 router charge
  • Speeds range depending on type of service
  • No term commitment
  • No installation fee

Find out if Frontier Fundamental Internet is in your area: Click here.

Spectrum Internet Assist

  • $14.99 a month (plus taxes)
  • $5 more per month for in-home WiFi
  • 30 Mbps
  • No term commitment
  • Modm included

Find out if Spectrum is in your area: Click here.

T-mobile

https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response

The benefits of EmpowerED 2.0.

  • Participating schools can receive up to $200 per student to put toward mobile internet devices, including hotspots, laptops, and tablets.
  • 24-month service agreement required. See full terms
  • Sign a two-year contract on a qualifying unlimited plan for $20/month
  • During congestion, the small fraction of customers using >50GB/mo. may notice reduced speeds until the next bill cycle due to data prioritization. Video typically streams on smartphone/tablet at 480p. Unlimited on our network. 
  • Reliable service and support.
  • Count on planning, implementation, deployment support, and content filtering to help prevent access to inappropriate content.
    tel:877-634-0256

WOW

WOW (Wide Open West) also provides cable service to parts of Dearborn. Plans appear to start at $34.99/month

WOW COVID-19 Response


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