For individuals to access this information digitally, an internet connection is essential.
Free and Low-Cost Internet Plans: The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) has compiled a list of internet service providers who have responded to the COVID-19 outbreak with new or improved discount broadband plans.
Comcast Internet Essentials: The Comcast Internet Essentials program provides 60 days of free internet service for qualified low-income households and increases speeds for all new and existing customers.
Public Wi-Fi Hotspots: Comcast and AT&T
have made their public Wi-Fi hotspots available at no cost.
The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center’s projectConnect initiative provides rural and underserved communities outdoor access points with Wi-Fi so that community members can access internet resources at no cost.
Libraries with an active Edge subscription can access the Digital Inclusion Primer by creating an Edge account or logging into your Edge account. The Digital Inclusion Primer, developed by ULC in collaboration with the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, offers a comprehensive look at how libraries can strengthen their partnerships, resources and staff expertise to elevate their role as a community digital inclusion leader.