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Internet Access Resources
OCTO offers public WiFi and support by phone
The DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer has installed hotspots in every Ward to provide convenient, citywide WiFi access. Click here to find the public WiFi spots nearest to you.
Parents/families in need of technical support can call the OCTO at 202-442-5885.
Here are some additional resources for Internet access:
Internet Essentials: For families who meet certain criteria, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program offers two months of free internet service in response to covid-19 school closings. The fastest way to take advantage of this offer is to sign up here.
Xfinity Public Hotspots: Xfinity has opened up all of their public hotspots to non-Xfinity customers. If you are within a coverage area, you can connect to the “xfinitywifi” WiFi, and accept the terms and conditions. Click here for more information.
T-Mobile/Metro PCS Customers: As of March 13, 2020, all T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will automatically receive unlimited smartphone data through May 13 (excluding roaming). Click here for information or click here for more information.