During these unprecedented times and the possible personal challenges with accessing the internet, Maricopa Community Colleges is providing a list of internet/WiFi resources and discounts 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
At this time, all Maricopa County Public Libraries are temporarily closed for precautionary measures and the safety of the community. Visit mcldaz.org.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created the Keep Americans Connected pledge, which states that providers will waive late fees, will not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot spots for increased accessibility to the internet. View the agreement for detailed information.
Please visit the following websites for the latest details on how to sign-up and leverage these services.
Charter offers free access to spectrum broadband and WiFi for 60 days for new K-12 and college student households and will open its WiFi hot spots across their footprint for public use.
Comcast offers free Wi-Fi for two months to low-income customers who are eligible for public assistance programs (e.g., free lunch, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others). Plus all Xfinity hot spots are free to the public during this time.
Cox Communications offers a range of services and packages for the next 60 days (e.g., 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).
Sprint is following the FCC agreement and will provide unlimited data to existing customers. Sprint will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days (starting March 17, 2020) at no extra charge.
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 www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response.
Verizon is following the FCC agreement and is providing customers an extra 15GB of extra-high speed mobile data through April 20, 2020.
Maricopa Community Colleges 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.
Please continue to check your student email and our website for timely updates.
If you have not done so already, be sure to sign up for RAVE emergency announcements.