Access to Internet and Technology

Nashville State Laptop Loaner Program

  • To be eligible, you must be:
    • A Fall 2020 semester student
    • Degree or certificate-seeking
    • Zero balance on student account
  • First come, first serve
  • All students will receive an email reply regarding their request
  • Laptops are loaner and must be returned at the end of the fall semester
  • Hotspots and calculators are available as well
  • Student Device Checkout Request

Internet Access

  • Comcast is providing all new Internet Essentials customers with their first two months of service at no charge in an effort to support the emergency measures that are being implemented around the country in response to COVID-19.
    • Internet Essentials is a special program provided by Comcast that provides high speed internet for just $9.95 per month for individuals who are eligible for public assistance programs including public housing assistance, SNAP or TANF benefits, SSI, and more. This program has no contract, no credit check, and no installation fee.
    • Once you are an Internet Essentials customer, you have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer at a discounted price ($149.95).
    • Find Comcast Xfinity public wi-fi hotspots. To use: select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
    • If you qualify for Internet Essentials and need a computer to complete your coursework but find that the cost to purchase one through the program is too high, please contact michelle.joyner@nscc.edu. The NSCC Foundation may be able to help.
  • Charter Spectrum announced it will offer free access to broadband and wi-fi services to households with students who do not already have the services.
    • Spectrum said free broadband and wi-fi access will be available for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps.
    • The company will also waive installation fees for student households. To enroll in the service call 1-844-488-8395.
    • Find Charter/Spectrum public wi-fi for 60 days.
  • AT&T: Offering free public wi-fi for 60 days.

Student WiFi Zones