Internet Access Resources

 

In Abilene  

  • ACU Library (Cardswipe access only for Students, Faculty and Staff during open hours)
  • Outdoor areas on the ACU campus -- free wifi
  • Outside Abilene Public Library -- free wifi
  • Shotwell Stadium, near tower -- free hotspot

Extended use (Abilene and other areas)

  • The FCC has an agreement regarding not cutting off internet, not applying late fees, and opening hotspots. Here are some of the specific provider's responses.
  • Altice USA  is offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their  footprint.
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
  • Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
  • Cox COVID-19 response: New plans include offering a low-income internet tier with no annual contract and relaxing data usage overage charges for all tiers.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.

This list is taken from the EDUCAUSE Online Learning page: https://library.educause.edu/topics/teaching-and-learning/online-learning

The ACU Brown Library does not endorse any of these companies this list is provided for your information only.

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