Campus Coronavirus Updates

See the University of Iowa coronavirus website for the latest information about COVID-19 and the university’s response.

 

Drive-up Wifi locations

Drive-up wireless service will be available to allow students, faculty, and staff who need high-speed internet to access it without having to enter buildings.

Drive-up access is currently available at Hancher South Lot (Lot 55), Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lots 85 and 39), and other locations. Review the Drive-up Wifi Locations page for additional on-campus and off-campus locations, maps, and instructions on connecting.

Vendor offers

Internet providers have started announcing various packages to help those who don't have internet or have slow internet at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here's a partial list so far of what they are offering. Please note that this list is rapidly changing. Check with your provider or preferred provider for the most recent updates and offers. 

  • FCC agreement stating providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.

  • AT&T COVID-19 response: Offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.

  • CenturyLink COVID-19 response: Follows FCC agreement, will waive late fees due to financial circumstances associated with COVID-19, and will suspend data usage limits for consumer customers for 60 days.

  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months.

  • Comcast COVID-19 response: Offers free WiFi for 2 months to low-income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time.

  • Mediacom COVID-19 response: Follows FCC agreement, offering complimentary access to all Mediacom Xtream Wi-Fi Hotspots for 60 days, and extending the pricing of Mediacom’s Access Internet 60 broadband service to new customers at $19.99 per month for the next 12 months. 

  • Sprint COVID-19 response: Follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: Follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

  • Verizon COVID-19 response: Follows FCC agreement, plus giving all mobile customers 15GB of extra data from March 25th through April 30th.

  • US Cellular: Follows FCC agreement. 

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Article number: 
118201
Last updated: 
March 26, 2020