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Connect Midway

Midway ISD provides a rich, technologically focused learning environment at school. As a district, we would also like to promote learning opportunities at home. iPads are supplied for students ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade within Midway ISD. The district’s seventh through twelfth graders take their devices home and are able to use them as a resource for homework and learning.

Through the ConnectMidway initiative, the district has created a resource to help point students and parents to free and/or reduced rate Internet access that may be available to their family, encouraging further learning in the home and community. At this time, Midway ISD has no affiliation with any of the items or services referenced on this webpage.

Low-Cost Plans

 

Spectrum Internet Assist

Spectrum, formally Time-Warner Cable, has developed Spectrum Internet Assist. Through the Spectrum Internet Assist program, qualified households can receive:

  • $14.99/month service
  • High-speed 30 Mbps Internet with no data caps
  • Internet modem included
  • No contracts required
  • Add in-home WiFi for $5 more per month.

To qualify for Spectrum Internet Assist, a member of the household must be a recipient of one of the following programs:

  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP); free or reduced cost lunch
  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)(>65 only)

To find out if your area is serviced and if you qualify visit https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist.html

Grande Communications

Midway ISD has partnered in the past to connect students who qualify under the National School Lunch Program with Grande Communications for low-cost internet and/or reduced-rate services for existing Grande customers. Grande is currently going through technical billing changes and hopes to offer this partnership again in December 2017. Continue to check this page for updates.

AT&T

AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households with at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

To check on this offer and find out more information visit https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/#/.

Resources

 

EveryoneOn

EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that creates social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the Internet. They aim to leverage the democratizing power of the Internet to provide an opportunity to all people in the United States – regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level. Through partnerships with local Internet service providers, EveryoneOn is able to offer free and/or reduced rate home Internet service. They also work with refurbishers, so individuals and their families can purchase discounted devices, including $150 tablets and $199 laptops.

To find out more information visit https://everyoneon.org/.

Free WiFi

Below is a map listing free Wi-Fi located at restaurants and places of business across the Midway ISD and surrounding areas. Students are able to join Wi-Fi at home and in the community on their school issued iPad while still being filtered appropriately. If you’d like a location added, email wifiaccess@midwayisd.org.