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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.

Affordable Connectivity Program


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.

Access from AT&T

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.

California Connects Mobile

El Dorado County Internet Connectivity For Students

Learn about free WiFi available to students in El Dorado County.

El Dorado County Internet Connectivity For Students

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

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).

NDIA Internet Plans

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.

United Ways of California

Community WiFi Resources

Public Libraries

Public WiFi and Hotspots

Students can access free public WiFi or hotspots in various public places in and around Sacramento.