• Household Internet Connectivity Options

    During the At Home Learning and Blended learning phases of the 2020-21 school year, Pasco School District is committed to assisting families gain access to reliable internet connectivity. The district’s priority is to first connect families to existing commercially available internet solutions. This provides the most reliable and unrestricted access for families, while being the most sustainable for the district.

    Below are the primary internet providers servicing the Pasco area. Several companies offer low-cost plans or discounts through the Federal Lifeline program. Please contact the companies about specific offers and evaluate if any of the below providers will work for your household.

    Estimated need for connectivity speed is 2-5 Mbps for At-Home Learning depending on the amount of family members accessing learning at one time.

    Vendor Program Connection Type Contact
    Charter Spectrum

    $49.99 month (non-discounted plan) @ 100Mbps
    $17-$34 month (Internet Assist Program) @ 30Mbps

    Internet Assist Discount Program:
       Discounts for low income areas and Free/Reduce households
       Speeds up to 30 Mbps, no data caps, no contracts

    Cable Online Application Internet:
    spectrum.net/support/forms/spectrum_internet_assist

    855-965-4738
    CenturyLink $49 month @ 20Mbps
    Eligible for Lifeline discount of $9.25 per month
    DSL https://www.centurylink.com/home/internet/
    1-866-541-3330
    PocketiNet $49.90 @ 3Mbps
    First month free
    All equipment & tax included in price
    Fixed Wireless

    https://www.pocketinet.com/
    877-726-5026

    Viasat | Exede Eligible for Lifeline discount of $9.25 per month Satellite https://www.exede.com/
    855-669-9170
    Desert Winds Wireless   Fixed Wireless https://www.desertwinds.net/
    509-591-0808


    Alternatively, you can access the internet through your existing cellular provider. Please contact your cellular provider about low-cost plans and discounts. Below is contact information for the most popular cellular providers.

    Vendor Program Contact
    AT&T Eligible for Lifeline discount https://www.att.com/
    509-545-8265
    T-Mobile Low-cost plans from $15-$25
    Eligible for Lifeline discount of $9.25 per month.
    https://www.t-mobile.com/
    509-544-5000
    Verizon Eligible for Lifeline discount https://www.verizonwireless.com/
    509-735-0689
    US Cellular Offers Lifeline plans and discounts https://www.uscellular.com/
    509-544-9280

     

    Federal Lifeline Program

    Low Income families qualify for the Lifeline government assistance program, which provides monthly support for discounted internet service. Typical discount amount is $10 but may vary.

    Apply online here: https://nationalverifier.servicenowservices.com/lifeline

    Support: 800-234-9473 or lifelinesupport@usac.org

     

    Pasco School District Hotspot Lending Program

    If you have contacted internet service providers, but are still unable to secure reliable internet connectivity due to financial hardship, a temporary living situation, or a lack or service availability in your area, you may be eligible to borrow a hotspot from Pasco School District. Please complete the request form below to start the process.

    Internet Hotspot Request Form