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Chromebooks & Internet Access for LHS Students

Submitted by chelsie.young on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 08:14
Attributions: 
Scott Carson

With class instructing moving online for the next couple of weeks, we want to make sure students are able to access curriculum. Below is information about checking out chromebooks from the school and possible sources for internet home access.

Chomebooks:

If you need a chromebook, contact us to let us know that have a need or stop in and check one out at the front of the school.

Internet Access:

Here is information provided by internet providers to help in instances where households do not currently have internet access for student online instruction.
You will need to contact the service for details.

Free WiFi Hotspots (See maps for locations)

Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi Free hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

Internet for home use:
Families are responsible for creating an account with the provider.

1. CentraCom- (Santaquin/Goshen) - https://centracom.com/news/post/146/centracom-helping-family-with-students-keep-up-with-their-school-studies

2. SFCN (Spanish Fork City Residents) - Call (801) 798-2877 for more info and to see if you qualify.

3. Comcast: (Available in most of the district except for Santaquin/Goshen/parts of Payson) https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Internet Essentials Free to New Customers: 

As announced yesterday, it’s even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign-up for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward.