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Free Internet for Students’ Families

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Free Internet for Students’ Families
Posted on 03/17/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Free Internet for Students’ FamiliesThe Portland Public Schools are currently closed and we are beginning remote learning as of March 18. We recognize that not all families have tech devices and/or internet access to be able to learn remotely. In order to provide equitable educational access to all students, we will provide devices to students who need them. We are still working on access to hotspots for internet access. At this time, we are recommending to families who need internet access that they avail themselves of the free broadband and Wi-Fi access offered by Spectrum during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Beginning March 16, Charter Communications Inc, a broadband connectivity company that owns Spectrum, is offering free internet to households with children that are K-12 and/or college students for 60 days. This offer only applies to those who do not already have Spectrum as an internet provider. They’re offering any service level up to 100 Mbps.

To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households, Spectrum says.

Students or parents/guardians who have questions or need tech support can call the PPS HelpDesk at 
207-874-8159 or email ppshelpline@portlandschools.org.