The following information was provided by Monroe School District via email to families:
Many of the internet options require proof of low-income status, such as acceptance into the Free and Reduced Price Meal program. To see if your family qualifies for Free or Reduced Price Meals or to fill out an application, please visit our website: https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/
Comcast is offering its Internet Essentials program free to new, qualified customers for 60 days. All new customers will receive a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem and WiFi router. There is no term contract. To sign up, applicants can visit the Internet Essentials website (www.internetessentials.com), which includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. Or call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Xfinity has opened up hot spots to the public for free. WiFi hotspots in out-of-home locations are available for free to anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity Internet customers, to keep communities connected with their friends and family. Learn more on the Xfinity website (www.xfinity.com/support/
Wave is offering affordable internet access to qualifying low income households with no contract, no credit check and no installation fees. The first 60 days are free to qualifying households. Learn more on their Internet First website (www.internetfirst.com).
Ziply is offering affordable internet access to qualifying low income households who currently receive benefits from one of the following programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), VA Veterans Pension (Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans), or VA Survivors Pension. Learn more on the Washington Lifeline Discount Program website (https://ziplyfiber.com/
If your family’s financial circumstances make it difficult for you to obtain internet access through the providers listed above, please let us know by filling out this internet access request form or by calling Kim Kirshenmann in our Student Support Department at (360) 804-2573.