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Technology Assistance During Closure

In-Home Learning Guide and Resources for Families

Technology Services is dedicated to supporting families as they navigate In-Home Learning. Whether you are working from a home computer or RSD Chromebook, you will find information on the RSD’s Technology for Student Learning page to support you.

If your student needs assistance obtaining Internet Access:

District Provided HotSpots (WiFi):

If your student would like to access a free hotspot for internet access, please visit the Internet Access Support page. Dr. Lindsey Dubb at Talley will assist you in getting the HotSpot - please email him at  

Free Internet

While Renton School District has provided many of our students and families with hotspot internet accessibility, there is still a need by some families for internet service. Some internet service providers are finding a way to fill the gap to help students continue learning at home through the Keep Americans Connected Initiative. The agreement by these companies pledges for the next 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 its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

· Comcast is offering Internet Essentials as an affordable way for homes who receive public assistance to get online. The plan is available for about $10 per month. In addition, they are increasing speeds for all customers in response to emergency measures associated with the coronavirus, and new customers receive two months free.

o   Or call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

· Charter/Spectrum: Charter Communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Installation fees are also waived. This is only for homes that do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription.

· Mediacom is upgrading its low-cost Connect2Compete internet program and offering 60 days of free service for qualifying families who subscribe before May 15.

· Suddenlink: New household with K-12 or college students who do not currently have home internet access can get free internet for 60 days.

NOTE: This list of individual agencies is provided as an information resource for your convenience. Renton School District does not recommend or endorse any of the individual agencies provided here. The district will not be held liable or responsible for any services provided by them. Renton School District highly recommends that you conduct your own research and investigation. Use reasonable care before selecting any of these individuals/agencies for services.