Digital Equity Program

Overview

Digital Equity Program

With more than 24 million unconnected households nationwide, the digital divide disproportionately affects people of color and under-resourced populations. According to the Federal Communications Commission, 35 percent of adults who do not use broadband at home are older, poorer, less educated, more likely to be a racial or ethnic minority, and more likely to have a disability than those with a home connection.  

Partners in Providing Digital Equity:

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6 photos of people giving and receiving laptops and hotspots. Text: Digital Divide - Neighbor Innovation Project. All Nations Church; Fruitridge Community Collaborative; Oak Park; Safety and Devices

Free Internet, Equipment and Training for Eligible Households

What is being offered? 

  • Free hotspots (covered for a full year) 
  • Free broadband for up to 200 people for a year (via Comcast Internet Essentials or AT&T low-cost internet plan) 
  • Refurbished desktop and/or all-in-one computer 
  • Digital literacy training and other important learning resources 

Eligibility 

  • Households in the Sacramento region who earn $30,000 or less, or families eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, etc.
  • Residents of the City of Sacramento  
  • Those residing within SMUD’s service area

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