Below are current discounts or special options from popular internet providers. Please contact the providers directly to understand if offers apply to you. 

Current Internet Service Providers Response Offers:

*FCC agreement, as of 3/13/20, stating that due to the COVID-19 crisis, internet providers will waive late fees, may not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots. 

 Education offers available statewide:

  1. Offer ending September 4, 2020:
    1.  Entry-level internet (7M for $65) with unlimited data! Must sign up before Labor Day.
    2.  $25 install package includes modem with WiFi router and installation, no-contract.
  2. Offer available now and continuing after September 5, 2020:
    1. 10% education discount on regular, high-speed internet.
    2. Regular $89.99/month for unlimited, highest-available speed, -10% monthly ongoing for life of your service with ACS.

Alaska Communications website

  • No promos specific to students or educators at this time.

ASTAC website

  • Will waive fees and not terminate services if customers are unable to pay for the next 60 days.

AT&T website

  • CTC is offering UNLIMITED DATA for any family with students in grades K-12 and all Cordova School District staff.

Cordova Telecom Cooperative website

All residential promos

GCI website

  • KPU’s Covid-19 response includes increasing residential fiber customers speeds to a MINIMUM speed of 30M/30M so that Work from Home and Remote Learning is more accessible to customers, without causing their bill to increase
  •  Will charge NO overages on any internet plan for residential or small business. 
  • Sign up for fiber internet and get two months for free.

Ketchikan Public Utilities website

  • Education Unlimited Internet Discount:
  • Mat-Su Borough School District, Anchorage School District and University of Alaska students and employees can qualify for our special Education Unlimited offer on Internet services through MTA.

    To sign up for Education Unlimited, call us at 745-3211 or 694-3211, or complete this form to get started and we’ll contact you directly.

MTA website

  • No promos specific to students or educators at this time.

T-Mobile website

Verizon website

Alaska Telecom Association Covid19 Response

  • ATA’s members have committed to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, which includes commitments to:
  •  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. The Alaska State Legislature has passed SB241: Extending COVID-19 Declaration/Relief

 


*Internet services may also be available in other markets, however, nationwide there are shortages in the equipment needed to provide the service.

View listing of telecommunication providers that serve your community

 

Did you know that you can use your phone as Wi-Fi hotspot?

Using you phone as a hotspot (also known as Wi-Fi tethering) means that whenever you have a couple of bars of signal strength, you can get your tablet or laptop online and get the comfort of a full-sized device.

Learn how to set up a Personal Hotspot from iOS  and Android devices.


Need to borrow a mobile hotspot?

Taxable Allowance to UA Employees towards home internet costs

UA employees working from a remote location can now receive a taxable allowance to offset the incremental cost of internet connectivity for business use. The allowance must be for business needs and is not intended to reimburse employees for existing internet capacity or for personal use. Form to apply for the allowanceMore info about the authorizing procedure.

 


UAF  

Wi-Fi added to parking lots

OIT has extended Wi-Fi outside in the following parking lots on the Fairbanks campus to provide UAF students, faculty and staff access to secure wireless from the comfort of their car. 
Map showing locations of wi-fi parking lots in front of Lathrop Hall, in front of the Patty Center, and in the Nenana lot, across from the Patty Center.

Map showing locations of wi-fi parking lots

  • 4A, in front of Lathrop Hall
  • 4B, in front of the Patty Center
  • 4D, Nenana lot, across from the Patty Center
  • 9B, west of Arctic Health Research Building

Map showing location of wi-fi parking lot at the Arctic Health Research Building.

Map showing locations of wi-fi parking lots on West Ridge

 

 

This is the same Wi-Fi as UAF Fairbanks campus buildings, so if your computer is already configured it will just connect as usual. If you are new to UAF wireless please visit this page.