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Updated Monday, May 14, 2020

WIFI VEHICLES

With the support of the Salt Lake Education Foundation, we will have four WiFi vehicles  available to serve students on Monday, May 11. Each vehicle can serve devices within 300 feet (about the length of an American football field). The WiFi vehicles will be available from 8am-3pm. The WiFi network will be Kajeet SmartBus. The password to log on is: smartbus

  • Here are the WiFi vehicle locations:
    • SEASONS AT PEBBLE CREEK/BRIAR ROSE APARTMENTS
      • 1616 Snow Queen PL, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
    • PALMER COURT APARTMENTS
      • 999 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 
    • THE VILLAGE AT RAINTREE APARTMENTS
      • 870 North 900 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
    • APARTMENTS ON THE GREEN
      • 1153 North Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
    • PARK PLACE AT CITY CENTER
      • 731 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

If you are interested in having a WiFi vehicle come to your neighborhood, please let your school principal know. We hope to add additional locations soon.

We know many of you are still looking for ways to get internet access in your homes to help your students through the school dismissal. Here are three options:

SMARTPHONE HOTSPOTS

  • Right now, most mobile phone providers have suspended data limits, giving customers access to unlimited data on their cell phones.  
  • This means smartphones can be turned into mobile hotpots to give internet access for up to 2-3 devices at a time.

COMCAST EXTENDS COMPREHENSIVE COVID-19 RESPONSE POLICIES TO JUNE 30

Continues Commitment to No Disconnects or Late Fees, Keeping Business and Outdoor Xfinity WiFi Hotspots Open Nationally for Free, Giving Customers Unlimited Data, and 60 Days of Free Access for Low-Income Families through Internet Essentials

PHILADELPHIA – April 27, 2020 – As shelter in place continues to be the norm and schools remain closed across the country, Comcast announced today it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis.

Originally announced on March 13, Comcast made the following commitments that will now be extended into the summer:

  • No Disconnects and Waiving Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer’s Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Mobile, or Xfinity Voice service, and we will waive late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Our care teams are available to offer flexible payment options or help find other solutions.
  • Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.
  • Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans to give all customers unlimited data for no additional charge.
  • Internet EssentialsInternet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. We are extending our offer of 60 days of complimentary service for new customers through June 30. Internet Essentials is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. For more information, visit www.internetessentials.com.
  • Salt Lake City School District has been pre-approved for a streamlined enrollment process. Call 855-846-8376 or apply online at www.InternetEssentials.com. You’ll need to provide your contact information and school name. 
  • Customers who do not have a social security number or who do not want to provide their social security number must provide one (1) form of Primary Identification OR two (2) forms of Secondary Identification.
    • The following items count as Primary Identification:
      • Current US or Canadian Driver's License or state photo ID card or expired photo Driver's License not more than five years from expiration date
      • Current US Passport or expired US Passport not more than five years from expiration date
      • Current Foreign Country Passport
      • Current photo US Military ID/Merchant Marine card
      • Current photo US Military Dependent ID card
      • Valid Resident Alien Card/Permanent Resident Card (INS Form I-551)
      • Certificate of US Citizenship (N-560 or N-561)
      • Certificate of US Naturalization (N550, N-570, or N-578)
      • Employment Authorization Document (INS Form I-688 or I-766)
      • Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal ID card
      • Photo employment ID card issued by US Government agency
      • Current Welfare / Social Services photo ID card
    • The following items count as Secondary Identification:
      • Matricula Consular Card
      • Non-photo Driver's license
      • US Department of State Non-Immigrant Visa
      • Social Security card
      • Court document in applicant's name – must contain full name, DOB, court seal Examples: Marriage certificate, Divorce decree, Legal name change
      • Current weapons or gun permit with photo
      • Current school photo ID card
      • Medicare/Medicaid card
      • Copy of utility bill in applicant's name is preferred
      • Voter Registration card
      • Current employment badge / photo ID
      • W-2 form
      • Selective Service Registration (Draft card)
      • Birth certificate
      • Mortgage coupons or notarized lease in applicant's name
      • Bank statement in applicant's name
      • Credit card in applicant's name

We know these solutions may not be ideal for some families. We are still looking into other options for our families and will let you know if anything else becomes available.

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