During e-learning due to covid-19, what access to internet resources are available to me?
Need Internet?

During the covid-19 outbreak, several internet providers are giving access to free wifi hotspots, low cost internet services to those who may require them, or removing data caps on mobile services.  You can find more information in the links below.  Please choose a provider that has services in your area.

Keep America Connected has a comprehensive listing of companies that are offering internet services during the COVID outbreak. 

EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers

Home Internet

AT&T:
https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Charter:
https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

Charter WIFI Hostspot Locations - https://www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspots

Comcast:
https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

Comcast WIFI Hotspot Locations - https://hotspots.wifi.comcast.com/

Mobile Providers
Some of the mobile providers have removed their bandwidth caps and others are adding data. In addition, some are also allowing customers to use the WIFI hotspot feature for free. Check with your provider and plans for details. 

AT&T
https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

T-mobile:
https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/ongoing-updates-covid-19#customers

Sprint:
https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm

Verizon Wireless:
https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/covid-19-faqs/

Please see this FAQ if you need help setting up a WIFI hotspot on your cell phone. 

WIFI from you Car
If you are still local to the campus and just need internet for a short period to download or upload data you can connect to the campus WIFI network from your car. See the link below for the details. 

Access the Campus WIFI Network from your Car

The Illinois Board of Higher Education has also put together a resource of locations in Illinois that are participating in the drive-up WIFI program. You can lookup sites by going to http://www.ildceo.net/wifi

Troubleshooting Home Internet During COVID

Having trouble with your home internet during COVID? Try the tips at https://www.fcc.gov/home-network-tips-coronavirus-pandemic to improve your home connection.

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