We are pleased to announce that a limited number of WIFI Hotspot devices are available for checkout to families with financial need that do not have Internet access at home. These WIFI hotspots provide filtered Internet access to student technology devices for instructional purposes only and comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
Consideration for Hotspot checkout will be based on the following criteria:
No Internet access at home of student
Participates in Free or Reduced Meals Program
Use the application link below or call 817-563-8000 if you meet the above qualifications and would like to request a WIFI hotspot. Please note that due to the limited amount of devices, only one hotspot will be issued per qualified household at this time.
Most Cell carriers are offering Mobile Hotspot connectivity with larger data caps or no data caps during the COVID-19 situation. Some carriers may even offer to activate an old cell phone for this use with the ability to cancel without penalty when the crisis is over. Please contact your carrier for information.
The Texas Cable Association released information on free broadband and internet services here, describing steps to enable and expand access to broadband. All four Texas Cable Association members have pledged to not cut off broadband or telephone service to any customers, even those unable to pay their bills; waive late fees incurred because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and open their Wi-Fi hotspots to all.