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If you are an OSU employee with questions about reimbursement for internet connectivity, see this FAQ.

Here are some options if you don't have internet at home:

  • eduroam
  • Internet Essentials from Comcast
    • Comcast* is offering two months of free internet service. When the first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying customer. Other details apply.
    • www.internetessentials.com/covid19
  • Access from AT&T
    • AT&T* is offering two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020. $5/mo or $10/mo thereafter, depending on your speed.  When the first two free months expire you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying customer.  Other details apply.
    • www.att.com/shop/internet/access/index.html#!/
  • Alyrica
    • Alyrica* is an ISP-providing service local to Corvallis, Philomath and surrounding areas. 
      • $0 cost installation for students
        • Standard rates apply otherwise
  • Bend Broadband
  • CenturyLink
    • CenturyLink* is honoring the "Keep Americans Connected" pledge
      • Waiving late fees and won't disconnect residential or small business customers for 60 days due to financial circumstances tied to COVID-19
      • No data usage limits for customers
  • Coast Communications
    • Coast Communications* is a local ISP providing services to coastal Oregon and Washington.
  • Peak Internet
    • Peak Internet* is a local ISP providing service to Corvallis, Philomath and surrounding areas.  Currently offering speed increases to existing customers
  • Spectrum (coastal Oregon)
    • Spectrum is a division of Charter Communications, a national telecommunications company.  They are honoring the "Keep Americans Connected pledge.
      • Waiving late fees and won't disconnect residential or small business customers for 60 days due to financial circumstances tied to COVID-19
      • Opening WiFi spots for public use
      • Free internet though June 30th for qualifying households with teachers or students
  • Free Wi-Fi hotspots
    • Comcast* has made its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.S. available to anyone for free, including those who don't subscribe to Xfinity Internet. For a map of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.
    • AT&T* is keeping its public Wi-Fi hotspots open to anyone who needs them: about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html
    • Spectrum has made its Wi-Fi hotspots open to the public  https://www.spectrum.net/
  • Mobile hotspots
  • Satellite providers:
  • EveryoneOn
    • EveryoneOn* helps users find affordable internet service and computers in their area. They alo have information on the assistance that many broadband and telephone service providers have pledged in order to prevent residents from losing internet and phone service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • PCs for People
    • PCs for People* provides low-cost internet at $15/month, as well as refurbished computers, to low-income users.
    • Visit https://www.pcsforpeople.org for more information and eligibility requirements.
  • human-I-T
    • human-I-T* offers low-cost internet ranging from $10-$25/month with no contract for eligible users.
    • Visit https://www.human-i-t.org for more information and eligibility requirements.
  • Others
    • Many other broadband and telephone service providers have pledged to prevent residents and small businesses from losing internet and phone service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

*OSU is aware of this service, but cannot recommend or endorse any specific service.

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Fri 3/20/20 4:14 PM
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