If you need Internet Access...

Free local access to Internet:

In an effort to ensure that your student(s) have access to the tools they need to complete their e-learning during this extended school closure, we have compiled a list of available resources which may help your student access the materials required if no other internet access is available to them. 

Charter (Spectrum) and Comcast (Xfinity) have made all public access points free to any who may need them. Below is a list of some of those locations, as well as a list of local businesses that provide free wifi access.

Please be sure to contact these businesses before taking advantage of the wifi to ensure availability and access.

Maps of Charter (Spectrum) Access Points:

Spectrum List:

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  • The Mix: 151 Hawick St, Rockton, IL 61072, (815) 957-1080
  • Miss Andrea’s Dance Factory: 624 N Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, IL 61072, (815) 624-8855
  • China Palace: 625 S Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, IL 61072, (815) 624-2636
  • Stateline Chamber of Commerce: 5384 Williams Dr, Roscoe, IL 61073, (815) 623-9065

Maps of Xfinity Wireless Location:

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Local Businesses That Offer Free WiFi:

  • Talcott Free Library: 101 E Main St, Rockton, IL 61072, (815) 624-7511
  • North Suburban Library District: 5562 Clayton Cir, Roscoe, IL 61073, (815) 623-6266
  • McDonald’s: 5195 Elevator Rd Roscoe, IL 61073, (815) 623-9150
  • McDonald’s: 13454 Quail Trail Rockton, IL 61073, (815) 624-0092
  • McDonald’s: 10101 N 2nd St Machesney Park, IL 61115, (815) 633-4679
  • McDonald’s: 15766 Manchester Rd South Beloit, IL 61080, (815) 704-0071
  • Walmart: 4781 E Rockton Rd, Roscoe, IL 61073, (815) 389-4055
  • Meijer: 1770 West Lane Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115, (815) 721-8700
  • Arby’s: 4733 East Rockton Rd, Roscoe, IL 61073, (815) 389-1981
  • Target: 9833 N Alpine Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115, (815) 639-3300
  • Starbucks: 1377 W. Lane Rd. Machesney Park, IL 61115, (815) 654-2563

Free Temporary Home Internet Access:

Charter/Spectrum is offering 60 day free broadband Internet to customers with K-12 students and college students in their homes to ensure that all students are able to access and complete their schoolwork. If you are interested in this offer, please call the Spectrum Free Broadband Number, (844) 488-8395.

Comcast/Xfinity is also offering 60 days of free broadband Internet to customers through their Internet Essentials plan. If you are interested and live in a Comcast coverage area (typically South of Swanson Road), please visit to fill out the application form.