Internet Access Resources

As University of Detroit Mercy transitions to remote delivery of courses and telecommuting, we recognize some individuals may not have home access to the internet.

Please see the list below as a resource—it is provided for informational purposes only.

Actual internet offers available to you will depend on where you live and your household situation. You must meet the internet service provider’s requirements to qualify for specific offers. In contrast to the special prices listed below, many ordinarily priced plans start at $49 per month.

Please note: University of Detroit Mercy does not endorse the carriers nor options listed, nor can the University guarantee the information gleaned from third party websites.

  • Access from AT&T: Offering options as low as $5-10 per month. Call (855) 220-5211 to find out whether AT&T is available in your area.
  • CenturyLink® Internet Basics: $9.95 per month plus taxes and fees. Call (800) 253-8353 to find out whether CenturyLink is available in your area.
  • Charter Spectrum Internet Assist: 60 days complimentary service to qualifying households; $14.99 per month thereafter, plus taxes and fees. Call (844) 525-1574 to find out whether Charter Spectrum is available in your area.
  • Comcast Internet Essentials: 60 days complimentary service to qualifying households; $9.95 per month thereafter plus tax, with no term contract, no credit check, and no installation fee. Call (855) 846-8376 to find out whether Comcast is available in your area.
  • Cox Connect2Compete: 30 days complimentary service to qualifying households; $9.95 per month thereafter. Call (800) 234-3993 to find out whether Cox is available in your area.
  • Alternatively, a mobile hotspot may be added to some cellular phones or a standalone device from any cellular carrier may be an option as well. Check with your carrier for usage fees. T-Mobile offers a very affordable hotspot.
  • Residents of Detroit, Inkster, Flint and Washtenaw County will soon benefit from expanded free Wi-Fi access at more than 50 community locations across S.E. Michigan as part of the Michigan Moonshot initiative. See the Michigan Moonshot availability map.
  • Broadbandnow: A Complete Guide To Internet Service During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Additionally, internet access may be available at businesses for free or with purchase. Please remember proper pandemic etiquette and maintain social distance from others when using public WIFI.

WIFI across the McNichols campus

Students are welcome to utilize free internet services available via WIFI across the McNichols campus. WIFI may be found in all buildings and at various outdoor locations.


EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting families to affordable internet service and computers and delivering digital skills trainings.

To determine whether EveryoneOn is a fit for your household, please visit and enter your zip code. You will have an opportunity to enter your household information to determine whether EveryoneOn has an offer to fit you.

Please see “Researching from Off Campus” at the University of Detroit Mercy Libraries Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information site for an FCC list of providers offering internet access options in response to the COVID-19 crisis: Please contact a librarian at for informational assistance.