Computer & Internet Access

So much communication happens through the internet. Lack of access to internet-connected computers or other devices can leave some socially isolated and unable to get the information they need. These programs help older adults and others get connected. In addition, many senior centers have internet-connected computers available for use.

Click on the v-shaped arrow to the right of each program description to view more information.

The City of Sacramento has partnered with Verizon to provide free high-speed Wi-Fi access points at 27 parks throughout the city.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: see map of wi-fi hotspots on program's webpage

Phone: (916) 808-5011 or (916) 264-5011

Website: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Smart-City/Civic-Innovation-and-Collaboration/Public-Wi-Fi

Note: instructions about how to log on can be found on the program's webpage

This federal program helps low-income households pay for internet service and to purchase laptops, desktop computers, or tablets.

Cost: participants pay a portion of the cost

Who Is Eligible: must meet income eligibility requirements, see webpage or contact program for details

Phone: (877) 384-2575

Email: ACPSupport@usac.org

Website: https://www.fcc.gov/acp or https://acpbenefit.org/

Library patrons can reserve internet-connected computers at most library locations.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: see website or contact program for list of locations

Phone: (916) 264-2920 or (800) 209-4627

Email: can send message through the Email the Library page on the website

Website: https://www.saclibrary.org/About/News/2020/Computer-use

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