Low Cost Internet Options

October 6, 2020

Dear Sequim School District Family,

You may be eligible to receive internet service at your home for free. Washington’s K–12 Internet Access Program allows students and their families who previously didn’t have internet access to connect at no cost to you. There will be no credit check or denial based on past-due bills.

How is this free?
Costs are being paid for this program out of Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, using CARES Act money, which is Covid-19 related grant funding.

DETAILS
Services:
Washington’s K–12 Internet Access Program, by the provider Presidio, include a choice of either:

  • Free broadband internet connectivity where available or
  • Free MoFi (Mobile HotSpot) internet connectivity where available

Cost:
Free. There will be no fees for installation or equipment, and you will never receive a bill. No credit checks or denial based on past due bills.

  • You will need to pay for any damaged or lost equipment.

Length of service:
If you are approved for the K–12 Internet Access Program, internet access will be provided to you, at no cost, through June 30, 2021.

  • If you want to continue with internet service after June 30, 2021, it will become your financial responsibility. To continue, you will need to contact your internet provider and make arrangements for this. Otherwise, your service will automatically end when the program ends.

Eligibility:
Your family can participate in the program if your child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals through the school and you did not have internet connectivity in your home before August 2020.

Apply Now!
To apply for the Presidio Washington’s K–12 Internet Access Program:

  1. Fill out the enrollment form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FreeSchoolInternetWA
  2. You will receive a response within 3 business days.
  3. Sign up with an ISP will then follow. Follow instructions outlined with the internet service provider.

Electronic sign-up strongly recommended. Alternately, if this is not available to you, please call your district for enrollment at (360) 582-3260 or email tandl@sequimschools.org and ask them to apply on your behalf.

Contacting this email will begin the simple enrollment process, and you will be contacted by Presidio with next steps.

Your participation in the program will not be shared outside of your School District and Washington’s K–12 education department.

We look forward to serving you!
Presidio & Washington K-12 Internet Access Team




Other Low Cost Internet Options
Depending on where you live, one of these providers may be able to help you with internet access:

Wave Cable: Internet First $9.95/month: To learn more or to apply, call 1-833-730-0644 or go online to https://www.internetfirst.com/

CenturyLink: Internet Basics: To learn more or to apply, call 1-800-244-1111 or go online to:
http://www.centurylink.com/home/internetbasics/ 

Comcast: Internet Essentials Program $9.95/month: To learn more or to apply, call 1-855-846-8376 or go online to http://www.internetessentials.com/

InterConnection $11.95/month: https://interconnection.org/get.php

Low Cost Internet Access for Residents: https://www.seattle.gov/tech/services/internet-access/low-cost-home-internet-access-for-residents