Internet Access during COVID-19

Help us track internet access during the COVID-19 Crisis

Text Transcript of the Internet is a Human Right Poster

Title – Internet Access is a Human Right

Section 1 – Internet Access

  • Comcast is offering 2 free months of internet to all new low-income
  • customers. Apply at internetessentials.com or call 1-855-8-INTERNET
  • No data limits for cell phone use
  • More internet resources at bit.ly/3boGoi6

Section 2 – Computers + Tech

  • Internet Essentials customers are eligible for $150 laptops
  • PCs for People, a national non-profit, is working to distribute low-cost computers. Check it out at pcsforpeople.org
  • Additionally, the Philadelphia School District has promised to provide Chromebooks to all K-12 students who need them

Section 3 – What’s Missing

Internet service providers are NOT offering:

  • Bill forgiveness for longtime internet subscribers who lost employment during COVID
  • Open access to all wifi hotspots in the city, including residential ones
  • Tech support in learning how to use devices and access online programs
  • What barriers have you encountered trying to get online or stay online? Let us know below.

Section 4 – What do you need?

We believe that Comcast and local officials have a responsibility to make sure that all people in their hometown are connected. We want to know if you’ve encountered any of the issues above, including difficulty paying for expensive internet bills. We will share your story and demand action.

Fill out our survey at bit.ly/CovidInternet or call us at (215) 239-3050

2nd Page – Philly COVID-19 Resources

Get Connected

By Phone

  • Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates on your phone
  • Call 311 for questions about essential businesses and city resources
  • Call 800-722-7112 to speak to a healthcare professional on the Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline

Online

On Social Media

Current recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19

  • Stay home unless absolutely necessary for work, quick exercise, or essential errands:
    • Use a cloth face mask when in public
    • Stay at least 6 feet away from other people
    • Try to not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve if you cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds, or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • If you are sick, stay home and try to stay away from other people
  • Seek medical attention if you have trouble breathing, worsening cough, chest pain or other severe symptoms
    • Call ahead to your doctor’s office, urgent care clinic, or emergency department

COVID-19 Common Symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

created by Philly Tech Justice + Movement Alliance Project