The WIFI strength has been boosted on BCCC campus and students can now access the internet from the parking lots if they do not wish to enter the buildings!
The BCCC Library has secured T-Mobile Alcatel JOY TABS (cellular enabled devices) that can be used as hotspots for up to 5 other devices. These devices can work in some of the more remote parts of our service region. These tablets will be issued to students (as needed) at no cost, and feature unlimited data use at up to 5G service (where available). Please contact the library for more details.
Continue learning from home! Students without any internet access can contact Suddenlink and inquire about free internet:
--Not terminating the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
--Waive any late payment fees that any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.
--Keep public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them.
--Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
--Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely. Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.
--Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.
--Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.
--Starting now - ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).
--Providing T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot / tethering service for the next 60 days – coming soon.
--Working with our Lifeline partners to provide customers extra free data up to 5GB of data per month over the next two months.
--Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month for the next 60 days.
--Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
--Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
--Open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
--Networks are engineered to manage anticipated increases in traffic
--Due to economic circumstances related to the coronavirus and to keep customers connected during this economic and global crisis; Verizon waives late fees for those impacted by COVID-19
--Investing in our economy by increasing our capital guidance range from $17 - $18 billion to $17.5 - $18.5 billion in 2020
--Expanding work from home policy to include reduction of some retail locations across the country.
--Tripling data allowance for Verizon Innovative Learning schools; $10 million to nonprofits directed at supporting students and first responders.