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Can I get low-cost internet as a student? 

Here is a National Locator Tool for Low-Cost Internet Service Offers: www.everyoneon.org/find- offers.  

  • The locator is easy to use. Users simply type in their zip codes and answer a few questions to determine eligibility for low-cost offers by the major Internet Service Providers (ISPs). 

  • The site has been updated to reflect new offers many ISPs have made to help ensure connectivity for low-income Americans during the COVID-19 outbreak.  

How much internet speed do I need to work from home?  

To give a broad recommendation, 30 Mbps is a good internet speed for working from home. But how much speed you need to work from home depends on how you work and who else is using the internet. For example, constant video conference calls will use more internet speed than emailing your coworkers or writing in Word Documents.  

Get a custom internet speed recommendation based on how you use the internet with our How Much Speed Do I Need? Tool

To test your internet speed, use this tool.  

Here is a list of providers that have low-cost internet offerings.  We cannot guarantee that this list includes the most current information.  We will do our best to update the offers. 

Provider 

Service 

Who qualifies? 

Offer 

How to get it 

Altice Optimum  

Altice Advantage 

Internet with speeds up to 30 Mbps 

New customers with K–12 or college students in household 

No cost until the end of 2019–2020 school year ($14.99/mo after June 30) 

Call 1-866-200-9522 or learn more  

Altice Suddenlink  

Internet up to 30 Mbps 

New customers with K–12 or college students in household 

No cost until the end of 2019–2020 school year ($14.99/mo after June 30) 

Call 1-888-633-0030 or learn more  

Charter Spectrum  

Internet up to 100 Mbps and no installation fees 

New customers with K–12 or college students in household 

No cost for first 60 days through June 30 

Call 1-844-488-8395  

Comcast Xfinity  

Internet Essentials package with speeds up to 25 Mbps 

New Xfinity customers who are eligible to public assistance programs 

No cost for first 60 days when you apply by June 30 

 

($9.95/mo. after) 

 

 

Learn more  

Cox  

Internet up to 50 Mbps through Connect2Compete program 

New Cox customers with at least one K–12 student in household who qualifies for public assistance programs 

No cost until July 15 for those who signed up March 14—May 15 

 

($9.95/mo. after) 

Learn more  

Mediacom  

Internet up to 25 Mbps through Connect2Compete program 

New Mediacom customers with at least one K–12 student in household who qualifies for Nation School Lunch Program 

No cost for first 60 days when you sign up by June 30 

 

($9.95/mo. after) 

Learn more  

 

 

 

 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.