Internet Options for El Dorado County Students
September 4, 2020
The challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped how Folsom Lake College and other educational institutions deliver instruction and support services to students. For students residing in El Dorado County, we understand that the remote learning environment can be challenging for households that do not have consistent access to the internet. We wanted to update you on some available options:
El Dorado County Internet Connectivity for Students
The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) has made their El Dorado County Student Wi-Fi network available to Folsom Lake College students. The free network is currently being broadcast to over 70 school sites and libraries throughout the county and is available every day from 8:00am-9:00pm. Note: School and library buildings may be closed, but connectivity can be obtained from the parking lot and into some surrounding areas. For login/password, please email: email@example.com. Learn More
Comcast Internet Essentials
This in-home cable internet service can increase download speeds up to 25 Mbps. This service is $9.95/month for qualifying households. Learn More & Apply
Free Public Wi-Fi
You can access free public Wi-Fi or hotspots in various public places in and around the region. Use the following resources to learn more:
Also, consider joining the FLC El Dorado County Students Facebook group to share information with your fellow students on local Wi-Fi hotspots, where to access public libraries, food bank info, etc.
For additional remote resources, including access to FLC student support services and resources for basic and emergency needs, go to: flc.losrios.edu/onlineservices.
Remote Campus Information for Students
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Folsom Lake College began remote operations in March 2020. All classes and student services are begin offered online through at least the end of the fall 2020 semester.
Free and Low-Cost Internet and WiFi for Students
Learn how to access free and low-cost WiFi and internet.
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