You may qualify for Free or Affordable Internet

FREE High-Speed Internet for those who need it most:

Chicago Connected is a groundbreaking program that will provide free high-speed internet service to approximately 100,000 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. This first-of-its-kind program will be one of the largest and longest-term efforts by any city to provide free, high-speed internet over the course of four years to increase internet access for students….. Click on link below for more information .

Affordable High-Speed Internet for those who don’t qualify for Chicago Connected:

Comcast Internet Essentials

Internet Essentials provides affordable high-speed internet for low-income households.

New customers will receive two months of free service in response to the Coronavirus emergency through the end of 2020. You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others. Xfinity Internet customers are not eligible for Internet Essentials.

Learn more and see if you qualify for the program at

Xfinity WiFi Hotspots Available to All

To help people connect to the internet during the Covid-19 crisis, Comcast is extending free access to its 1.5 million public Xfinity WiFi hotspots to anyone who needs them, including non-customers, through the end of 2020.

Locate hotspots by following these steps:

  1. Go online to
  2. Use “find a hotspot” and enter your city or zip code
  3. Go to location of hotspot

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 onto a residential hotspot, which is not a part of Comcast’s COVID-19 open access.

RCN offers many different internet packages at different price points. To see all the plan options, go to

RCN Internet First

RCN is offering new Internet First customers two free months of internet service and free installation for qualifying households. There is no credit check and no contract.

Apply now at

If you have any questions about applying for Internet First, please call 1-833-730-0644 between 8am and 7pm on weekdays.

AT&T Internet Options

Access from AT&T provides low-cost internet service for eligible households starting at $10 per month. AT&T is also waving home internet data overage charges through September 30, meaning customers can use unlimited data without seeing additional charges on their bill.

To apply for Access from AT&T, visit

T-Mobile Connect Available Now

Helping keep all Americans connected when it matters most.

Introducing our lowest-priced plans ever, starting at only $15/month.

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Verizon Internet Options

Verizon offers a number of Mobile Hotspot devices and data plans that can connect capable devices to the internet.

 Learn more at