Low Cost Internet Options for Students
As the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) LACCD continues to offer the majority of courses remotely in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Internet access will be required for participation in many class activities. Several organizations provide low-cost Internet access to students. As a courtesy, contact information for several providers is provided below for your consideration. LACCD does not endorse, recommend or in any way profit from this information and cannot be held liable for its accuracy or the terms for such services, whether free or charged thereafter. There may be additional low-cost offers from other organizations that may have similar offerings. All faculty, students, staff and the public should make their own informed decision by carefully reading the information on the companies’ websites or call them for more details.
Low-Cost Internet Service Providers (Government/Non-Profit)
LA County Hotspot Finder
Los Angeles County provides a website that locates publicly-available Wi-Fi hotspots, many of which offer free service.
CollegeBuys is a nonprofit program of the Foundation for California Community Colleges that provides low-cost hardware, software and Internet services to students.
City of Los Angeles/EveryoneOn
The City of Los Angeles, the California Emerging Technology Fund and EveryoneOn partner with the FCC to provide low-cost Internet services to qualifying families.
FCC Lifeline Program
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sponsors a nationwide program called “Lifeline” that partners with commercial phone and Internet providers to provide low-cost services to people who meet their eligibility criteria. Check your eligibility and search for local providers.
Human-I-T is a nonprofit, charitable organization that provides low-cost technology and Internet access to individuals and households with low incomes.
Low-Cost Internet Service Providers (Commercial)
Comcast Internet Essentials
Comcast provides low-cost Internet Services and low-cost computers for people who meet eligibility criteria.
Spectrum Internet Assist
Spectrum provides low-cost Internet Services and low-cost computers for people who participate in a designated Federal assistance program.