As our school district navigates uncharted waters with an extended closure due to coronavirus (COVID-19), residents of Somerset County should be advised of internet service providers who are offering free or reduced fee internet services to individuals who qualify. Details regarding continuity of instruction during the closure are still forthcoming from the district, however parents can still access online learning tools in a variety of places in the interim.
Crisfield & Surrounding Areas:
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.
Princess Anne, Deal Island & Surrounding Areas:
Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020.
You may qualify if you:
- Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available.
- Are eligible for public assistance programs like the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.
- Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days.
- Have no outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than one year old.
Signing up is easy and fast from your mobile device, go to: https://apply.internetessentials.com/