Emergency Support & Resources
Hunter College is dedicated to the health, wellness and safety of our student body. The following resources are open and available to all currently enrolled students; if they are relevant to your situation, we urge you to make use of them.
Mobile Hotspot Loans / Internet & Wifi
Mobile Hotspot Loans
Mobile Hotspot devices are available to Hunter students on loan, for one semester at a time. The device provides 4G LTE internet for any wifi enabled device such as a laptop, smartphone, or PC. You must be enrolled for the term in which the loan is being requested. Please review the eligibility criteria and participation terms on the request form below. If you are eligible for a mobile hotspot device, a staff member will contact you with additional details.
Internet & Wifi
The Federal Communications Commission has announced the Keep Americans Connected Initiative stating that providers will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
Comcast – Comcast is offering its Internet Essentials service for $9.95/month + tax with two free months to qualifying new customers through December 31, 2020. Xfinity is also offering students no upfront fee or installation costs and a $150 Visa prepaid card for new customers. Xfinity Hotspots (see map) are also available to anyone who needs them for free including non-Xfinity subscribers.
Charter/Spectrum – Spectrum is offering its low-cost Spectrum Internet Assist high speed internet service to new qualifying households. The service includes a free internet modem.
Verizon – Verizon COVID-19 response. Verizon is adding 15GB of high speed data for existing wireless consumer and small business customers, and two months waived internet and voice charges for existing Lifeline customers. There are also new affordable internet options for qualifying households. To enroll, visit Lifeline Application website.
Sprint – Sprint COVID-19 response. Sprint is providing unlimited data to existing customers and 20GB of free mobile hotspot data to customers with hotspot-capable devices.
Optimum/Altice – Optimum is offering its Altice Advantage Internet service for $14.99/mo. + tax and installation fee for new qualifying households and Veterans.
RCN – RCN is offering its Internet First service for $9.95/mo + tax with first 60 days for free for new qualifying households.
Last updated: July 14th, 2020