Free Internet Access

Washington's K-12 Internet Access Program

The State of Washington is offering free internet for the school year to low-income families who sign-up before December 31, 2020. Choices in Anacortes include Xfinity, Ziply, or Presidio. Free internet access will be provided through June 30, 2021. You can learn more about the program by visiting the OSPI website.

Presidio is offering FREE internet access (mobile hotspot) to low-income families. To qualify for the program, your household must meet the following criteria:

  1. your child must be eligible for free or reduced price meals through your school, and

  2. your household had no internet connection in your home prior to August, 2020.

How do I sign-up?

To sign-up, complete the online form located at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FreeSchoolInternetWA

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InternetGratisEscolarWA

Please use the promo code: WA2020

To learn more about Presidio's Free Internet program for families, please visit their Welcome Letter.

*Equipment provided through this program remains the property of Presidio and must be returned at the end of the term.

Xfinity Comcast is offering FREE internet access to low-income families. To qualify for the program, your household must meet the following criteria:

  1. your child must be eligible for free or reduced price meals through your school, and

  2. your household had no internet connection in your home prior to August, 2020.

How do I sign-up?

To sign-up, follow these easy steps:

  1. Contact Robert Pohl, rpohl@asd103.org or (360) 503-1222, and ask for a promo code.

  2. Apply online at www.internetessentials.com.

Once approved, you will get fast, free Xfinity internet service through June 30, 2021.

*Equipment provided through this program remains the property of Xfinity and must be returned at the end of the term.

Ziply Fiber is offering FREE internet access to low-income families. To qualify for the program, your household must meet the following criteria:

  1. your child must be eligible for free or reduced price meals through your school, and

  2. your household had no internet connection in your home prior to August, 2020.

How do I sign-up?

To sign-up, please call (866) 916-0139 and provide the promo code: ana2020.

Once approved, you will get fast, free Ziply Fiber internet service through June 30, 2021. To learn more about Ziply's Free Internet program for families, please visit their Welcome Letter.

*Equipment provided through this program remains the property of Ziply and must be returned at the end of the term.

Hotspots from the Anacortes School District

Hotspot Checkout for ASD Students

If your family has qualified for benefits from the National School Lunch Program (free/reduced lunch) and you do not have internet access at home, you may request to checkout a T-Mobile hotspot (1 per family). Hotspots are limited and will be provided to students in the following order:

  1. families receiving services under the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act

  2. families qualifying for free or reduced price meals from the National School Lunch Program

  3. families that have extenuating circumstances and do not have internet at home

  4. families that have limited bandwidth from their existing internet provider

  5. families that have internet at home and also have extenuating circumstances that requires mobility (ie student in daycare where there is limited access, student attending school in a location outside of the home)

To make your request, please complete the Hotspot Request form.

Note: T-Mobile provides coverage to most of Fidalgo Island, some areas may work better than others. Please check T-Mobile's Coverage Map to see if a hotspot will work where you live.

Internet Providers in Anacortes, WA

Low-Cost Internet Providers

There are several local providers offering free or low-cost Internet. To learn more about these programs, please visit:

WIFI Hotspot Providers

No cable or DSL in your neighborhood? No problem! These carriers provide Internet service using cell phone networks.

WIFI Islands

Free Internet Access for Students Provided by Your Neighbors

Anacortes School District families are opening up their home WIFI networks to their neighbors. Look for the ASD103-BeOurGuest network the next time you connect. Use the interactive map below to find a WIFI island near you.

Have WIFI to Share?

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