Internet Resources

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"

    1. Click here to find a nearby hotspot.
    2. Go to location of hotspot while following social distancing and safety guidelines.
    3. 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.