PUHSD has been reaching out to local Internet service providers to determine where they stand on the elements of a recent FCC pledge on broadband and wifi. This pledge states that for the next 60 days Internet service providers will not terminate service due to inability to pay bills, will waive any late fees, and pledges to provide free broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days to homes with K-12 and college students.
Internet For All Now:
The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided this information for affordable offers
Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both. To get Lifeline, find a company near you.
Charter/Spectrum is offering free access to broadband and wifi for 60 Days for K-12 and college students. Contact their residential team at 1-844-488-8395. More info can be found at the link below.
Please read and understand their terms and conditions for the 60 day offer. Any reference to organizations, products, or services do not constitute or imply an endorsement.
The California LifeLine program provides discounts on home phone and cell phone services to qualified households. Please go to this link for more information on the California LifeLine program. Also California has temporarily suspended the requirements for families to renew their application on the California LifeLine. If you are already using the California LifeLine continue your program benefits will not be interrupted.
Recently, PUHSD has partnered with human-I-T to solve problems in our community. One of those problems is that families have been having to deal with the various internet service providers on their own to get access to free or reduced pricing on home internet. Another problem is that even though PUHSD is 1:1 with Chromebooks, families need additional devices.
Here is how human-I-T can provide assistance in connecting to reliable home internet:
Families can go to human-i-t.org/request-internet and those qualified can apply to low-cost internet.
Plans ranging from $15-$25 per month
Includes major providers including Frontier, Spectrum, AT&T, Comcast, and Cox
human-I-T provides support in navigating the available low-cost internet offers by identifying a specific provider that suits their needs, answering questions, & signing up
human-I-T Subscription Specialists are available in both Spanish and English
Families can also text human-I-T for assistance at 562-372-6925 or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is how human-I-T can provide assistance with acquiring low-cost computers:
Through hITConnect.org, qualified individuals can purchase low-cost computers
Desktops for as low as $55
Laptops for as little as $77
1-year of unlimited tech support & a 1-year hardware warranty