How to sign up for free internet during COVID-19
If you are trying to get connected to the internet for distance learning, below are providers in Pittsburg that have opened up their low-income internet programs, allowing you to receive free connectivity for up to two months if you qualify:
Provider Sign Up Internet Plan Who It's For Price Comcast Xfinity Sign Up Online Internet Essentials - Speeds up to 25 Mbps New customers who are eligible for any federal assistance programs Free for 60 days ($9.95 per month after) AT&T Sign Up Online Access from AT&T - Speeds up to 10 Mbps New customers with a household income based on 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines. Free for 60 days ($5 or $10 per month after, based on speed)
Finding free WiFi hotspots in the neighborhood
Xfinity WiFi hotspots are available to anyone who needs them for free during COVID-19 emergency, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers"
- Click here to find a nearby hotspot.
- Go to location of hotspot while following social distancing and safety guidelines.
- Look for "xfinitywifi" in the list of available networks on your device. Most are located in businesses and outdoor locations.
Note: If you are asked to pay for additional time, you are most likely logged into a residential hotspot, which are not a part of Xfinity's COVID-19 open access.