The COVID-19 health crisis has shed light on the need for home internet service, and the large number of American households in all kinds of communities who don’t have it. Some Internet Service Providers have responded with new or improved discount broadband plans, that will only be available for a short time; others continue to offer plans that were created prior to the crisis. NDIA commits to keeping this list of Free & Low-Cost Internet Plans updated daily.
Kansas City Public Library provides free Internet to Go service gives a way to enjoy online access from nearly anywhere using a portable tool wirelessly connects your laptop computers, smartphones, or tablets. Using a Library-provided mobile hotspot device, all sorts of activities that require an internet connection are assessible: check email, browse websites, pay bills online, apply for jobs, conduct research, play games, stream music or movies, and more. There are 14 days to use the hotspot and the free internet service it provides. Free wifi is also available on-site.
Do your students need wireless hotspots? Laptops? Internet connection? LEANLAB is working with community leaders across Kansas City to coordinate the demand for technology and connectivity and efficiently distribute resources where they’re needed most. By centralizing demand, LEANLAB is able to coordinate more efficiently with the Kansas City Public Library, the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion, and other community leaders to distribute hotspots, laptops, and any other technology to students and families in need.
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance is a unified voice for home broadband access, public broadband access, personal devices and local technology training and support programs. We work collaboratively to craft, identify and disseminate financial and operational resources for digital inclusion programs while serving as a bridge to policymakers and the general public.