Low Cost Internet
The ABC Unified High School District is a proud supporter of EveryoneOn and its efforts to close the digital divide within our community. EveryoneOn helps to ensure our homes, as well as our entire community, have the vital technological resources for today's global society and our 21st century digital learning environments. ABC USD encourages parents and students to educate themselves on this valuable offering. Please read more about the program details below and decide whether you would like to apply online for their respective services*.
You can find more information at the EveryoneOn site.
EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost internet services, computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. EveryoneOn aims to leverage the democratizing power of the internet to provide an opportunity to all Americans, regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level. Through partnerships with local internet service providers, EveryoneOn is able to offer free or $9.95 home internet services in 48 states and the District of Columbia. They work with re-furbishers, so individuals and their families can purchase discounted devices, including $150 tablets and $199 laptops. Download the basic offer flyer below.
PARENT RESOURCES - INTERNET SERVICE INFORMATION
This section provides our community information on searching for free WiFi access in local establishments, as well as information for low-cost internet services through internet service providers.
Searching for Free WiFi Near ABCUSD.
You can use Google Maps to locate establishments near ABCUSD that offer free WiFi while you visit their business. Search for "WiFi" in Google Maps. Please be aware that by using a free WiFi connection at a local establishment, your data and web searches may not be secured and/or data may not be kept confidential.
Connect2Compete (C2C) is EveryoneOn’s program that provides affordable Internet and devices to low-income populations, including students and families that qualify for the National School Lunch Program. C2C is offered in partnership with leading telecommunication and cable companies including AT&T, Comcast and Cox. Eligible customers receive fast, affordable Internet for as low as $9.95 per month (plus tax). For most customers, there is no deposit required, contracts to sign, or installation or modem rental fees. For a full list of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), pricing, speeds and other related information, click here.
The requirements for applying for each provider's program are slightly different and are subject to change. Each low-cost offer that is available has its own eligibility requirements at the discretion of each internet service provider. A typical household may qualify for EveryoneOn’s Connect2Compete program if it satisfies the following requirements:
- Have at least one child eligible or enrolled in the National School Lunch Program.
- Have not subscribed to internet service within the last 90 days.
- Have no outstanding bills or unreturned equipment.
*Please note that although the ABC Unified School District is a supporter of the EveryoneOn program, the district has no governance toward the program, pricing, nor the application process required to qualify for the services mentioned above.