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Internet Access Options

The unexpected shift to online learning, teaching, and working due to the COVID-19 pandemic has made home Internet access more critical than ever, even as finances have become strained for many households. In response, we have compiled a list of low-cost Internet options that are being offered by different companies and organizations.

Please note that the inclusion of a publication or program on this list does not imply an endorsement from Mills College. This list is not intended to be comprehensive, and Internet options can change frequently. Be sure to confirm which programs are current and applicable to your specific service area.

Online Guides

Allconnect: Guide to Low-Income Internet Options and Affordable Internet Plans

Campus Technology: Where to Get Free WiFi for Students During COVID-19

Programs by the Federal Government or Specific Internet Providers

Federal Communications Commission: Lifeline discount program

AT&T: Access from AT&T Program for students or families in areas serviced by AT&T

Comcast/Xfinity:

  • Temporary COVID-19 discount program for students in areas serviced by Xfinity. You do not need to be a current Xfinity customer to sign up for this program.
  • Internet Essentials Program for students or families in areas serviced by Comcast. You must not be an existing Xfinity Internet customer and must not have subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days.

Sonic: Sonic COVID-19 Program for households with students, educators, senior citizens, essential service workers, and more