While social distancing is the recommended course of action during this pandemic outbreak of Coronavirus, a number of internet providers offering free WiFi to help people stay connected.
Free WiFi during coronavirus
AT&T is offering 60 days of free public service and is lifting its unlimited data caps for cell phone subscribers for at least 60 days. They will not terminate the service (home phone, broadband or small business customer due to the inability to pay caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. If you are unable to pay your bill, AT&T asks that customers call 800-288-2020.
Offering free service through its Xfinity hotspots for 60 days. The access points are within some small businesses as well as public locations.
Comcast said it will send all new Internet Essentials customers a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router, with no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee.
Spectrum is offering free public access at each of its public hotspots and in accordance with government emergency regulations, will not cut service to residential or small business customers who are unable to pay for services. More Information here
In addition to the above, Spectrum is offering free broadband to households with students affected by Coronavirus shutdown areas. View more information about Spectrum assist here.
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students — which do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription — at any service level up to 100 megabits per second.
Sprint is lifting its unlimited data caps for cell phone subscribers for a minimum of 60 days, perhaps longer.
T-Mobile is lifting its unlimited data caps for cell phone subscribers for a minimum of 60 days, perhaps
Verizon has announced they will not be charging late or disconnect fees for an indefinite amount of time.