Maintaining Internet connectivity when teaching, learning, or working from home may be challenging for some. Fortunately there are a number of options for computer access and accessing the Internet remotely.
Connecting to the Internet
Drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots launch statewide
Public-private partnerships seek to bridge the “digital divide” by providing free broadband access to all Washingtonians through community drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots.
Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots in Bellingham
If you live in Bellingham, there are currently dozens of free, open Wi-Fi hotspots. Also, Haggard Hall 153 has Wi-Fi and is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
Wi-Fi Access Through Other Academic Institutions
If you live near another academic institution, you can log in using your WWU credentials
Receive Low-cost Internet Access through Comcast
New Comcast customers will receive two months of free service in response to the Coronavirus emergency. Internet Essentials is a program for families and other low-income households who currently do not subscribe to Internet at home.
Charter Communications Offers Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For Educators and Students
Starting March 16, Charter Communications offers free broadband Internet access and Wi-Fi for new educational customers for 60 days.
Create a Hotspot with Your Phone
In some cases, you can create an Internet Wi-Fi hotspot using your cell phone.
Optimize Your Bandwidth
How to Increase Your Internet Speed (WikiHow)
Internet and PC Options in Your Area
EveryoneOn.org - searches for internet and PC options in your area (zip code searchable)
Accessing Resources in the Community
Community Resources in Whatcom County
Community Resources During COVID-19 - Opportunity Council's list of available services for Whatcom County
Computers at a Distance
- Remote Access to WWU Computer Labs - Gain access to a lab computer, access software, and more
Computers on Campus
Computers are available on campus in Haggard Hall 101 and Haggard Hall 112, Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.