Please refer to the information and links below for local utilities and wifi resources. We will continue to update this page as we receive new updates.
- California Public Utilities Commission ensures essential services amidst COVID19
- PG&E Gas and Electric Co.
- Halted service disconnections for nonpayment for residential and commercial customers until further notice. Will offer flexible payment plans “to customers who indicate either an impact or hardship as a result of COVID-19.”
- PG&E CARE page
- For the next 60 days, Verizon is waiving late fees for impacted customers and businesses. Verizon will not terminate service because of inability to pay.
- Verizon is also providing free minutes for calls to certain countries that are impacted by COVID-19.
- See list of countries (Recommend checking other carriers for their specific benefits as well.)
- Comcast-Internet Essentials
- Free broadband and Wifi Internet Service for households with children K-12 and/or college students for 60 days.
- To enroll, call (844)488-8395.
- General Information
- Free access to Xfinity Wifi hotspots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for 60 days.
- Providing unlimited data to customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can’t pay their bills.
- Comcast Internet Essentials COVID free service announcement
- Internet Essentials COVID 19 – Service Application
- Mayor London N. Breed announced a partnership between the SFUSD and nonprofits to provide internet to thousands of students in SF including the deployment of up to 25 WiFi “SuperSpots.” Devices will be located in areas of highest need, including public housing sites, SROs, community centers, and other locations where there is a concentrated population of students lacking internet. Launching 4/13.
Free Wifi in San Francisco
If you are in or near Downtown San Francisco, free Wifi is available to you. The network name is #SFWiF. This network has security risks, so please be cautious about what you are doing on this network. You can access this free network on:
- All of Market Street
- Civic Center
- Alamo Square
- Mission Dolores Park Areas
- Parts of Corona Heights Park
If you download the Wiman app, it will connect you with available free networks around your location.
Wifi is available in public parks across San Francisco. Some of the locations are:
- Balboa Park
- Crocker Amazon Playground
- Richmond Recreation Center
- Marina Green
- Civic Center Plaza
- Glen Park
- Mission Dolores Park
Click here to check Free Wifi Availability across San Francisco. Please note that any of the business locations will most likely be closed and inaccessible.