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Software and Connectivity for Students During the Move to Online Classes: Internet Connectivity

Finding Internet Connectivity

Educational Institutions extend Wi-Fi access for public use

Many educational institutions, including NWACC, have extended their Wi-Fi access to parking lots for public use. KNWA article

Cox expands Coronavirus relief offerings for residential customers

Actions include:

  • Fast-tracking the qualification process for Connect2Compete and

  • Increasing the speeds of our Essential tier customers from 30 Mbps to 50 Mbps, which was originally planned for later in the year

  • Opening Cox Wi-Fi outdoor hotspots to help keep the public connected in this time of need.

Map of Cox Outdoor Hot Spots in Northwest Arkansas

AT&T  COVID-19 Response

  • Not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Waive any late payment fees that any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them.

This is not an AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot map, but you can search your device app store for a free hotspot locator.

City of Fayetteville Public Wifi Locations and Instructions

Rogers Public Library

Park in the Rogers Public Library lot and access their free Wi-Fi 24-hours a day.

Additional Suggestions

While many commercial businesses and libraries may not be open during this time, they may still have Wi-Fi service available.

And don't forget the Lifeline or Universal Service Access program from the Federal Telecommunications Commission for low income households. Individuals can apply for discounted voice and internet access from local telephone and internet service companies. Please visit the Universal Access Administrative Company website to find a list of participating companies by zip code.

And don't forget to check with your cell phone service providers. Some have stated they will not charge data overage fees during this time. Please see this article from Consumer Reports for more information.