Free and Low-Cost Internet Plans
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps households afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
AT&T is offering unlimited internet data and internet access for limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.
California Connects Mobile Internet
California Community Colleges students are eligible for the California Connects Mobile Internet service. This new mobile hotspot service, powered by Sprint, offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge, with no contract required, for only $19.99 a month.
El Dorado County Internet Connectivity For Students
Learn about free WiFi available to students in El Dorado County.
National Digital Inclusion Alliance
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) has compiled a list of current offers from ISPs that will help low-income households to acquire service at low or no cost. Most have eligibility limitations linked to income or program enrollment. The list also includes established, nationally available low-cost plans offered by nonprofit organizations. All offers are less than $20/month total cost (with no installation fees).
United Ways of California Low-Cost Internet
See if you qualify for low-cost internet through the United Ways of California by entering your zip code.
Community WiFi Resources
Public WiFi and Hotspots
Students can access free public WiFi or hotspots in various public places in and around Sacramento.
- Find free Xfinity WiFi hot spots.
- Learn how to access free AT&T WiFi hot spots.
- Learn about free WiFi in City of Sacramento parks.
- See a list of free WiFi status in City of Sacramento parks.
- Learn about free WiFi in Fremont Park.