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Internet Access

Connectivity for students who don't have it:

  • Many cellular providers have eliminated data plan overage charges allowing you to use your mobile phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. See instructions for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.
  • Many broadband providers - including Spectrum and Comcast - are providing 60 days of free service to eligible households. Please contact customer service of your local provider for more information.
  • Many public WIFI hotspots can be accessed from being in close proximity to a building (parking lot), even if they are closed for business to the public.
  • Comcast has opened its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to the public: View Map of Locations
  • Spectrum has opened its wireless hotspots to the public: View Map of Locations
  • SLIC Networks has opened its Wi-Fi hotspots to the public: View Map of Locations
  • NYS Thruway Authority offers free Wi-Fi in all 27 service areas.
  • NYC parks provide free Wi-Fi in some areas. View Map of Locations
  • LinkNYC provides free Wi-Fi at kiosks throughout the city. View Map of Locations
  • Listing of all open Wi-Fi hotspots available in NYC is here.


Connectivity for Local Students:

SUNY Potsdam has built an outdoor wireless access point based in Kellas Hall, which extends through Lot 6. Local students without access to reliable or fast Internet service can drive to campus and use this as a drive-through WiFi hotspot. Students are welcome to pull into the lot and connect from the comfort of their vehicles, in order to send assignments and download materials. A map showing the location of the wireless hotspot is below.

SUNY Potsdam Lot 6 is located near Kellas Hall