Dear Wilmington School Community:
Qualifying households may be able to take advantage of low-cost internet service from various providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on your location and financial situation, you may qualify for a drastically reduced service cost.
(All of the following are 3rd party and are not associated with the Wilmington Area School District. Details and terms may change at the 3rd party's discretion)
• Comcast/Xfinity – Comcast will offer new residential, low-income customers its $9.95-per-month Internet Essentials program free for 60 days. The company is also boosting the internet service speeds in this program from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps, which qualifies the service as high-speed broadband under FCC guidelines. Comcast will also suspend data caps for 60 days. https://internetessentials.com/
• AT&T – AT&T’s Access program provides $10/month home-based Internet to limited income households. Also offering two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020 ($10/mo thereafter) and waiving all home internet data overage fees. https://digitalyou.att.com/low-cost-internet/
• Charter Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) - 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.
• Armstrong - Armstrong has not yet published any details regarding low-rate opportunities or offers. However, if you are in their service area, we encourage you to call them directly and inquire about any non-published offers. https://armstrongonewire.com/Covid19
Also, you may be eligible for the Federal Lifeline Program. Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet for low-income households. Eligible customers can receive up to $9.25 toward their bill. To see if you qualify, go to: https://www.lifelinesupport.org