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Low Cost Home Internet Options

Tech for Ed Low Cost Home InternetWe know that the "digital divide" between low income and more affluent students is a real and significant issue that needs to be addressed as Jeffco Public Schools moves forward with a district-level 1:1 program.

The Chromebooks being used by the majority of our schools have an offline option where students will be able to work on Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides without an internet connection. Learn more about how to work in offline mode.


Free Internet Options

Low-Cost Internet Options

In addition to these free options, we have identified a few low-cost internet options that families might choose to pursue. These are:

  • Comcast: Comcast offers a package called Internet Essentials for low incoming families for $9.95/month. There is an application process to verify eligibility. Comcast also offers an option to purchase a low-cost computer for $149.95 for families enrolled in their Internet Essentials program.

  • PCs for People: PCs for People offers high speed 4G LTE internet service for as low as $11.25/month. Plans are prepaid; there is an application process to verify eligibility. PCs for People also offers low-cost computers for eligible individuals and families.


Mobile Internet Options

Finally, many cell phone service providers offer the option to have your phone act as a "hot spot" for internet access. You would need to contact your cell phone service provider for more information about availability and cost for this option.

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