Internet Resources and Utilities
Support for Families

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Internet/Phone

Kids Connect Program: partnership with Sac City Unified, City of Sacramento and Comcast to provide eligible Sac City Unified families with free internet at home for six months. 

Comcast

  • XFinity Wifi Hotspots across the country open and free. Many of these hotspots are in neighborhoods and might be accessible from your home. 
  • Comcast Internet Essentials: New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020. Xfinity has also paused data plans, late fees, and disconnects for the next 60 days.

AT&T: AT&T has opened all public WiFi hotspots and will not charge customers for any late fees or overages. AT&T access is offering two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020. $5/mo or $10/mo thereafter, depending on your speed.

Consolidated Communications Free Hotspot Access: Families can call 1.844.YOUR.CCI to gain free access to Wi-Fi hotspots

Verizon Wireless:  Verizon is offering two months of waived internet and voice service for Lifeline customers and low income households starting April 3, 2020.

Charter Communications

California LifeLine Program: this government assisted wireless service provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to eligible low income families and individuals. Qualified customers can receive a free cell phone along with unlimited free minutes and free texts every month.

If you experience difficulty accessing the link above, please see other reduced cost internet access options.

Sacramento City Wifi Bus Service – see schedule for various locations

Utilities

PG&E: suspend non-payment power shutoff: (877) 704-8470

SMUD: to suspend nonpayment power shutoff

Community economic relief helps with bills, rent and food: call (866) 211-9966

Sacramento COVID-19 Mutual Aid 2020: mutual assistance form where you fill out your needs and can help others fill their own. Visit Google Sheet

Sacramento Regional Transit: temporarily reducing service to a Sunday schedule seven days a week