Free Temporary Services in Minneapolis

Updated information from the City of Minneapolis:

USI opened their WIFI network in Minneapolis for those that may need temporary internet access. Look for the “City of Minneapolis Public WiFi” or “USI Wireless” networks on your mobile device and you will be connected.  The process is similar to using Wi-Fi at a coffee shop or the airport.

  • No password or credit card is required to sign in.  
  • Contact USI Internet support for more information or to get help over the phone. 
  • Note: You need to be within 50 feet of the hotspots.  Signal strength varies indoors.  Please contact USI Internet support if you are experiencing problems.

Comcast opened their Xfinity WIFI network and is offering unlimited data for free. For a map of Xfinity WIFI hotspots, visit Once at a hotspot, select the “xfinitywifi” network name open your Internet browser.

Internet Essentials is free to new customers. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service if they apply by April 30, 2020. After the promotion period regular rates apply (currently at $9.95 per month). Online resources and tech support are available in multiple languages.

  • Households qualify if they are eligible for public assistance programs, if they are not an existing Xfinity Internet customer, and have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days.
  • Due to the Coronavirus emergency, households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. Comcast is waiving this qualification if customers are approved by 5/13/20. After 5/13/20, standard eligibility rules apply.
  • Learn more at the Comcast Internet Essentials website or call 1-855-846-8376
  • Refer to Comcast's COVID-19 resources for additional details and how to get help.