Please see below for options for low cost internet at home and Open Wifi locations available
• Dunkin Donuts
o Shrewsbury Avenue – wifi is up and running.
o Sycamore – wifi is up and running and recommended buying a beverage and then staying for as long as necessary if space is available.
• Barnes and Noble
o Eatontown – very limited to a few students
o Holmdel – wifi is up and running. WiFi may slow down due to a lot of activity also be mindful that it can disconnect after 30 or 60 minutes. Students should be conscious of this and save work often.
All information has been provided by the managers of each location..
Low cost internet at home:
If you need Internet access, there is a program for affordable internet access through Comcast. For more information please call 1-855-846-8376 between the hours of 8AM - Midnight seven days a week -
Broadband Options: COVID-19
The following information was shared with us by our NJSBA TEC partner, E-Rate Consulting, Inc. (ERC).
Acquiring Broadband for Students at Home
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai recently issued a release referencing the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. Highlights are summarized below.
Major telecommunications providers are have agreed to the following for a period of at least 60 days:
1. They will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers due to an inability to pay.
2. They will waive late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. They will open their Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
Over a dozen companies have signed the pledge, including Comcast and Altice USA.
Comcast is offering free access to its network for 60 days. Individual households can sign up online. After the 60-day period ends, the cost will be $9.99/month. Additionally, Comcast has opened up all of its hotspots to anyone in need. Students may check to see if they are in the range of Xfinity WiFi hotspots by visiting www.xfinity.com/wifi.
For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, Altice is offering Altice Advantage Internet solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their footprint. Learn more.