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Digital Learning

Out-of-School Access & Internet Safety

For Parents/Guardians

Choosing an Online Program

Home Internet Access

  • COVID-19 Digital Access National Programs: Major Carriers continue to update their offerings that have historically supported the low cost programs through the FCC. Many of these offerings have been expanded to all students, however, these services may be just for new accounts.
  • Lifeline: Monthly discounts on landline or wireless phone
  • EveryoneOn: Free or $9.95 home internet service, discounted devices, & free computer & Internet courses
  • BroadBandNow can help discover providers in an area. (enter your zip code)
  • provides a listing of current Major Carrier offerings
  • The FCC Lifeline Program provides low cost internet to those who can demonstrate they are using a federal assistance program.
  • outlines how to take advantage of the Lifeline Program and what you would need to provide to demonstrate need.
  • Comcast Internet Essentials: affordable, high speed internet at home.

Internet & Cell Phone Safety

For Districts

Online Course Quality

Online Instructor Quality

Out of School Access

Last Updated: June 1, 2020

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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