Where can I access free WiFi to complete coursework?
The Los Rios district has partnered with Comcast to provide high speed internet for the fall semester for qualifying students, but students must confirm their interest in order to access the free service.
Note: Existing Comcast customers and those who live outside the Comcast service area are unfortunately not eligible for the free service. If you are not eligible, see the Other Options for Free and Low-Cost Internet section.
- Students must be enrolled
- Students must be eligible for the federal Pell Grant or California Dream Act
- Students must live in the Comcast Service Area and not be existing customers
If you are eligible, you should have received an email alert through eServices, which includes a link to a form that you must fill out to express your interest. If students continue enrollment in the spring semester, eligibility for the program will continue through May 2021. Once the college receives your confirmation, you will be contacted with instructions on how to enroll in the program.
If you have questions, please contact the Los Rios Community College District Office.
- The City of Sacramento's Digital Equity Response Program allows you to apply for services that include internet access, computers, and digital training.
- The City of Sacramento is offering free Wi-Fi at 27 of its city parks during regular park hours.
- Xfinity has opened up its network of hotspots for free during the pandemic.
- 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 Community Colleges students are eligible for the California Connects Mobile Internet service through Sprint
- The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has compiled a list of current offers from Internet Service Providers that will help low-income households to acquire service at low or no cost.
- The Wi-Fi map lists places throughout Sacramento that offer free wireless networks