Portable hotspots can provide students with an internet connection from home, even if their home does not have access currently.
In response to the FCC’s Keep America Connected Pledge, several Wisconsin providers are offering resources to enable K-12 students to connect to the internet at home. Below is a list of offerings that we will add to as they become available. DPI is not promoting any service over any other, but simply sharing the information you need.
Verizon will waive late fees and keep residential and small business customers connected if negatively impacted by global crisis.
Sprint announced effective March 19th most Sprint customers with data plans will have unlimited smartphone data through mid-May, along with an additional 20 GB of hotspot/tethering service.
US Cellular announced that they will 1.) not terminate services 2.) wave late fees, and 3.) open their hot-spots to customers who need them.
T-Mobile / Sprint: ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans will have unlimited smartphone data for 60 days, Lifeline customers will receive extra free data up to 5 GB over the next 2 months and current customers will receive a mobile hot spot / tethering service for the next 60 days.
Kajeet partners with multiple vendors to provide hotspots that can be centrally managed.