Update on Learning Devices and Internet Access

Update on Laptops and iPads for children:  Based on a verbal school questionnaire that was conducted last week with all families, BCS pre-arranged pick-up for these devices based on student need.  If you are still in need of a device, please complete the survey from the NYCDOE to see if you qualify for a device: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution.  Currently there is no access to the building but please feel free to reach out to BCS directly at jhunt@brooklyncharter.org and the school will work with you as best we can, with what we have available at this time.

Below is a listing of internet support for families at this time:

  • AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522to enroll.
  • Comcast – Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
  • Spectrum – Beginning March 16th, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
  • Charter – Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121
  • AT&T – AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.
  • Verizon – Verizon does not have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint – Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • T-Mobile – T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

 

Please continue to stay safe and healthy as we send lots of love and light from BCS!

 

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