COVID-19 Update: Chromebooks, Low-Cost Data Plans, #TogetherApart
Dear LBCC Students,
This is your daily COVID-19 update.
Free Chromebooks for Qualified California Households
Long Beach City College partnered with a non-profit organization called “human-I-T” to provide the digital resources needed to support you. California households may qualify for a free Chromebook laptop depending on the provider of their choice. Find out if you qualify by visiting their website https://www.human-i-t.org/request-internet.
Additional Sources for Free or Low-Cost Data Plans
Some companies are offering free or low-cost internet plans. Please see the list below and contact them to see the qualifications and how to start service.
,td.A $15 plan with unlimited talk and text plus 2GB of high-speed smartphone data. New and current Metro customers with any voice line can also get a free 8” tablet (via rebate redemption) with a $15 unlimited tablet data plan. MetroSmart Hotspot devices will be half off, and the $35 per month data plan will include 20GB for the next 60 days.
|Metro by T-Mobile||A $15 plan with unlimited talk and text plus 2GB of high-speed smartphone data.
New and current Metro customers with any voice line can also get a free 8” tablet (via rebate redemption) with a $15 unlimited tablet data plan.
MetroSmart Hotspot devices will be half off, and the $35 per month data plan will include 20GB for the next 60 days.
|Comcast||Low-income students can receive free wi-fi for the next two months.|
|Charter Communications||Low-income students can receive free wi-fi for the next two months.|
|human-I-T||human-I-T is fully funded to assist students to navigate various hard to find low-cost internet offers available, ranging from $10 – $25 a month with no contract. Proof of low-income status is required. human-I-T Subscription Specialists are available every step of the way, in both Spanish and English, to ensure your household is connected.|
|California Connects||California Community Colleges students are eligible for this mobile hotspot service, powered by Sprint, which offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge for only $19.99 a month.|
NEW Summer and Fall 2020 Registration Dates
Long Beach City College postponed the original start dates for Summer and Fall 2020 Registration. Open registration for Summer will begin on April 27.Fall 2020 priority registration will begin on May 11. Please check here for other new Summer and Fall registration dates and deadlines.
Do Your Part, Stay Apart
As of today, 50 percent of COVID-19 cases are 18-49 years of age. This age group closely mirrors our very own Long Beach City College population of students, faculty and staff, so let’s protect each other by staying at home and following the requests of our State. Wash your hands, be kind, embrace online learning and remember, #togetherapart #saferathome and #GoVikings!
For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.LBCC.edu/Coronavirus. LBCC also has a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that are updated frequently. The FAQs are divided by General questions for all students, faculty and staff and Student FAQ.