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. 

  • Offering free internet service through the end of the school year, to employees and students who don’t have it.
  • Any installation fees are waived.
    Use ACS online look up tool to view available services in your area.
  • No up-front installation fee, free internet through end of the school year, then 10% monthly discount ongoing.
  • Offer details

Alaska Communications website

  • Late fees waived, no disconnection of services for members through May 31, and offering a usage relief credit for those on metered usage plans for the month of April.
  • All eligible Home Internet10 customers may submit request for an April Internet usage credit for up 50 GB of free Internet.

ASTAC website

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

AT&T website

  • CTC will be removing internet data caps and providing unlimited data to all CSD staff and student families. Internet speed upgrades will be discounted 20% for the first two months.
  • CTC New Customers for any K-12 student family or teacher who does not currently have internet access through CTC. FREE options available.

Cordova Telecom Cooperative website

  • GCI TurboZone - OPEN TO PUBLIC Wi-Fi Hotspots
    There are over 1,000 locations across the state that you can use, and you do not need to be a GCI customer to have access. Learn more about GCI's free Wi-Fi Hotspots
  • FOR NEW CUSTOMERS Free entry level internet until May 31, 2020 (in No Worries markets*)
  • To avoid a deposit on the equipment ($75) or credit check, use this code.
    The equipment deposit, if it is charged, is refunded when the equipment is returned.
    • FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: To avoid a deposit on the equipment (that’s the $75), the student must use the code: GCIGIVES2020.
    • FOR UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND STAFF: Free service is also available, but they must get a credit check and/or pay a deposit for the equipment, which is returned when the equipment is returned.
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  • FOR CURRENT CUSTOMERS Upgrade for free to next level through May 31 . Contact GCI at 800-800-4800 or go to MyGCI.com to enroll online.

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.

Ketchikan Public Utilities website

  • Customers are temporarily upgraded with no increase to their monthly bill, to the fastest internet speeds available at their location along with unlimited data.

MTA website

  • Will waive fees and not terminate services if customers are unable to pay for the next 60 days.
  • Customers with metered data plans will now receive unlimited data for 60 days. They will also receive an additional 20GB of hotspot data for the same period.
  • Has extended its network to include T-Mobile’s network as well for the next 60 days.

Sprint website

  • All current T-Mobile plans with data will be granted free unlimited data for the next 60 days, excluding roaming.
  • T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers will be given an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot and tethering services for the next 60 days. Lifeline customers will be given an extra 5GB of data per month for the next two months.

T-Mobile website

  • Will waive overage charges in addition to pledging to not terminate service and waive late fees
  • Adds Free 15GB of high speed data  for wireless consumer to be automatically applied with no customer action necessary
  • Will waive the next two months of billing cycles on its Lifeline plan.
  • On April 3, Verizon will launch a new broadband discount program; customers may select any Verizon Fios speed in Mix & Match plans and receive a $20 discount per month.

Verizon website

Alaska Telecom Association Covid19 Response

GCI has partnered with western Alaska telecom companies so that customers can receive free upgrades to their current plans and Alaskans living in the region who do not have internet, including students and teachers, can sign up for free service where available through May 31, 2020.


*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. Read more