WIFI and Data Support

LOUIS worked with IMLS data, the state library, and public libraries across the state to build a master list of public library locations and details about their WiFi access.  Clicking on a pin will provide additional access details for each site. We are continuing to update the map as new information comes in.  Please freely share this with students and faculty.  The map is live here: 

Louisiana Public Libraries WiFi Map

T-Mobile: The mobile phone service provider is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users. — https://t-mo.co/2QmPd3O Links to an external site.

Comcast: The cable giant is offering free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots (Links to an external site) for everyone, including non-subscribers, for the 60 days. It’s also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can’t pay their bills. The company is also providing 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers. (USA Today) https://comca.st/2WmP8AY Links to an external site.

AT&T:  Like Comcast, AT&T is also providing free access to its public WiFi hot spots. The company also said its consumer home internet wireline customers and fixed wireless internet customers would receive unlimited data. 

Charter Communications: The telecommunications company is providing free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi internet (Links to an external site) for the next 60 days to households with K-12 students or college students who don’t already have a subscription. Like Comcast and AT&T, it’s also offering its Wi-Fi hot spots for free to the public. http://bit.ly/2U0mfcp Links to an external site.

Sprint

  •       Providing Unlimited data for 60 days to customers with metered data plans (effective 3/18)
  •       Giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot to customers with hotspot-capable devices (effective 3/18)
  •       Offering complimentary rates from the U.S. to CDC-defined Level 3 countries to customers with international long-distance plans (effective 3/17) — https://sprint.co/33v25dQLinks to an external site.