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LSC COVID-19 Protocols

LSC will no longer mandate masks while on LSC locations. LSC will respect those still wishing to wear masks and strongly encourages everyone to be vaccinated. Visit LoneStar.edu/Coronavirus to learn more.

External Resources

We are here to help you. Here is a list of providers who are providing offers to wireless networks or discounts on computers during this constantly-changing situation. This page will be updated as we receive new information.

Wi-Fi Access

Here are a few options for home Internet access we have found in the area. The information is still active as of last check on December 7, 2020; however, please note that some offers are set to expire as of December 31, 2020.

NOTE: These are not endorsements, just options we have found to be available.

Wi-Fi Access via Free Mobile Hotspots

Many wireless carriers offer Wi-Fi hotspot access to their own customers; however, if you are not a customer there are other options. Various businesses such as coffee shops, restaurants, and others offer free Wi-Fi hotspots as part of their amenities.

Did you know Facebook can help you find hotspots near you? The Facebook mobile app is actually one of the easiest ways to find free Wi-Fi if you already have the app installed. To use Facebook to find free internet, open the More menu and then tap Find Wi-Fi (You might have to tap See More at the bottom to show it). If there aren't Wi-Fi networks where you're currently located, find a different area on the map and tap Search this area to look for free internet there. Switch between List and Map view for different ways to view the results.

Be Cyber Smart! Free, open wireless networks may pose a security risk. Always ensure your computer's firewall is turned on and you have anti-virus software installed to help prevent any unexpected intrusions.

Computer Deals

Did you know there are several computers available for under $400, some even under $300? Check out these deals:

Consider refurbished laptops where available. When purchased from a reputable retailer, these are usually in like-new condition and offer great value.

NOTE: These are not endorsements, just options we have found to be available at the time we were searching.

Software to Use at Home

There is a variety of software available that can be used at home. Go to Software Available for Home Use for the list and download links.

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