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OPEN FL

Guide for the open and affordable learning community of Florida, OPEN FL.

Introduction

With rapidly changing directions and migrations to online learning we are bringing together resources that are being developed all over this state and the nation.  We hope that this provides aid in this time of transition.  

As the educational community responds to COVID-19, vendors may contact individuals offering limited-time free access to their tools and platforms.  Instead, we urge you to consider online resources that are always free or affordable. Please also consider that students may be experiencing greater financial stress than usual if they’re not able to work or are limited in work hours due to the coronavirus. Consider investing your time, now or over summer 2020, in trying resources and tools that will continue to be free to you and your students even after this period is over and will provide equal access to learning resources on day one.  Don’t forget library resources! The library also has robust digital collections and archives, ebooks, and streaming video services year round.

Internet Access- Offerings during Covid-19

Comcast Opens Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally for Free - https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots 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. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

 

AT&T - https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Consistent with FCC Chairman Pai’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” announced today and concerns raised by members of Congress, which we share, AT&T is proud to support our customers by pledging that, for the next 60 days (as of March 13, 2020), we will Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them.

 

T-Mobile - https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/ongoing-updates-covid-19#customers

T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers on our current plans with limited data with data will automatically have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming). No action required.

Piviot to Online Resources

Vendor Products

Accessibility Considerations during Covid-19

Copyright Considerations during Covid-19

Library Planning for Covid-19

Well-being Resources