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Alternative Internet Resources

If you're experiencing connectivity barriers (or teaching, learning, or working remotely) and need internet resources, explore these alternatives to stay connected.

Laptop & Equipment Checkout

Need a laptop? Through our Laptop Checkout program, we offer students free long-term checkout on a first-come, first-served basis.

Laptop Checkout

Off-Campus Internet & Wi-Fi


Your eduroam account goes with you! You can use your same SacLink login credentials to connect at any participating eduroam location without roaming charges.

Internet Service Provider Resources

To support connectivity, internet providers like Comcast have been offering free or discounted services to low-income families and households with students, and a helpful zip code lookup tool to locate free outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots near you.

Internet Programs & Reduced Cost Options

Comcast Internet Essentials Program

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Comcast has expanded their Internet Essentials' coverage to include Federal Pell Grant recipients within areas where it's available.

Internet Essentials Eligibility + How to Apply

FCC Affordable Connectivity Program

excess-telecom-calendar-image.jpgQualifying students/households are able to apply for the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) administered by internet service provider Excess Telecom. The program provides an $11 tablet device and a free* or discounted monthly internet service plan to eligible households whose members have received a Federal Pell Grant or participate in a qualifying government assistance program:

  • Discount of up to $30 per month towards internet service for eligible households (up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands)
  • An $11 tablet that can be used as a hotspot
  • A free* 15Gb plan (or option to upgrade to discounted plans)

Excess Telecom Eligibility & How to Enroll

*Excess Telecom is a service provider for the government-funded Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP is a government benefit program operated by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service and certain connected devices. The ACP provides discounts of up to $30 per eligible household on monthly broadband Internet access service (or up to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands) and up to $100 on certain connected devices (with a required co-payment of between $10 and $50). ACP service and device discounts cannot be transferred to another household or individual. Eligible households are limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount. Rates and device discounts available for qualified customers only. Visit for full eligibility requirements, service agreement, coverage map, and program details.

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