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COVID-19 Notices and Information | Distance Ed/Online Classes Information

If access to wireless internet or data is a concern during the College's move to online education, check out free or reduced services offered by several internet service and data providers below. Please note that this information is provided as a resource only. Contact the vendor directly for details.

 

Internet and Broadband

You can get no-cost, in-home internet for up to two months during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak if you qualify for certain low-income internet programs or have a student living in your household.

 

City of Moreno Valley WiFi Gardens

Expanding public access to the internet is the goal of the Moreno Valley City Council's decision to provide free WiFi at City facilities. Free WiFi areas, called WiFi Gardens, will convert existing WiFi at City facilities to free public access.

  • Service: City facilities offer free WiFi for residents
  • Who Qualifies: Anyone in Moreno Valley
  • Offer: Free WiFi at City Hall, the Main and Mall Library branches, Employment Resource Center, Cottonwood Golf Center, the Senior Center, and the Community Garden area at the Conference & Recreation Center (CRC)
  • How to get it: Read the press release

 

Altice USA

Altice USA brings free broadband internet to K-12 and college student households that are new to the service. Altice has also opened up their WiFi points for free public use.

  • Service: Internet up to 30 Mbps
  • Who Qualifies: New customers with K-12 or college students in household
  • Offer: No cost for first 60 days
  • How to get it: Call 1-866-200-9522 to enroll in Optimum region or 1-888-633-0030 to enroll in Suddenlink region to enroll or learn more

 

Charter Spectrum Free WiFi

Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don't have a Spectrum broadband subscription. The company has also open its WiFi hotspots.

  • Service: Internet up to 100 Mbps, no installation fees for new student households
  • Who Qualifies: New customers with K-12 or college students in household
  • Offer: No cost for first 60 days
  • How to get it: Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll or learn more

 

Comcast Xfinity

To help individuals stay connected with school and work, Comcast is opening up their Xfinity WiFi network as well as hotspots across the country, including non-subscribers. Just use the xfinitywifi network name and launch a browser. Also, Internet Essentials, their broadband adoption program, is free to new customers for a limited time. View a map of hot spots or learn more about Xfinity offerings.

  • Service: Internet Essentials package with speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Who Qualifies: New Xfinity customers who are eligible to public assistance programs
  • Offer: No cost for first 60 days ($9.95/mo. after)
  • How to get it: Call 1-855-765-6995 to enroll or learn more

 

Cox

Cox is offering new customers with at least one K-12 student in the household free internet for a limited time.

  • Service: Internet up to 15 Mbps through Connect2Compete program
  • Who Qualifies: New Cox customers with at least one K-12 student in household who qualifies for public assistance programs
  • Offer: No cost for first 60 days ($9.95/mo. after)
  • How to get it: Call 1-800-234-3993 to enroll or learn more

 

Mobile Plans and Data

Several cell service providers have opened up WiFi points, increased data limits, and offer special low cost cell or hotspot service packages during the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

California Connects Mobile Internet

Powered by Sprint, the California Connects mobile internet service is an exclusive offer for the California Community Colleges that offers 30GB of data for $19.99 per month. Restrictions apply. Learn more.