Free or Reduced Cost Internet Service Options

  • Galena Park I.S.D. understands the importance of internet connectivity for our students and community. We also know the cost of service can be prohibitive. So, we compiled a list of resources from major local service providers to assist our community with some cost-friendly alternatives.

    Comcast:

    • Sixty (60) days of free Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month.
    • For new customers, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com (website includes written, and video chat customer service options) or by calling 1-855-846-8376 (English) or 1-855-765-6995 (Spanish).

    Spectrum:

    • Sixty (60) days of free broadband and WI-FI access for households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription.
    • No installation fees for new households.
    • Enroll by calling 1-844-488-8395.

    Consolidated Communications:

    • Two (2) free months of Free Home Internet Service, including free installation for those who are not currently Consolidated customers. Take advantage of this offer in two easy steps:
      • Call Consolidated Communications: 1-855-399-3084
      • Mention offer code: "Two Months Free"

    AT&T:

    • If you have at least one child receiving free or reduced price school lunches, your family may qualify for an affordable home internet service through AT&T. For more information, visit Access from AT&T.

    FCC Keep Americans Connected Pledge:
    On March 12, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the "Keep Americans Connected Pledge." Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman, released a press release emphasizing the importance of keepting American connected as the country experiences serious disruptions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Most service providers pledged for the next sixty (60) days to:

    • not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
    • waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
    • open Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
    • Several major service providers have already taken the pledge. Please check with your service provider for their policies and services.

    Resources for Computers

    Comp-U-Dopt Computer Distribution
    The mission at Comp-U-Dopt is to provide technology to students who need it most. Comp-U-Dopt is offering computers to families at home free-of-charge. Approximately 50 computers and tickets will be available per day. Tickets will be released each day at noon the day before. Please follow this link to register.