Internet & Technology Resources

Internet Access

  • The Federal Communications Commission has established a temporary program to help families afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides a discount for eligible households and can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail-in application. To learn more about the benefit, click here. You can also call 833-511-0311.

  • Comcast is offering qualifying families and students 60 days of FREE of increased-speed internet via its Internet Essentials Program during the COVID-19 health crisis.
  • Spectrum is also offering up to 60 days of FREE internet and waiving installation fees for households with K-12 and/or college students. Call 1 (844) 488-8395 to enroll.
  • The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has compiled an up-to-date webpage of resources for families and teachers in need of FREE and low-cost internet plans, and other digital materials during the COVID-19 outbreak. 
  • Everyoneon provides low-cost internet plans and affordable computers for families and educators. Click here to review their COVID-19 plans.


  • PCs for People provides FREE and low-cost computers to eligible families and non-profits. To receive technology from PCs for People, a potential recipient must be below the 200% poverty level or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program. You can read more about eligibility and about the documentation required by clicking here. Nonprofits are also eligible recipients of technology: learn more here.*Please note that at this time, PCs for People does not have technology in stock given the heightened demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check the site for updates.
  • ‍human-I-T gives low-income individuals and nonprofits technology, internet, and digital training. They reuse electronics rather than recycle them and promote opportunities for underserved communities, like digital inclusion and online access. Click here to read more about accessing this program.
  • Comp-U-Dopt: Comp-U-Dopt is hosting a computer drive-thru for Chicago community members that do not have access to a computer. Families can register in the lottery system and if chosen, will receive a computer. The computer is FREE, comes with a productivity suite, and two-years of tech support. Lottery registration is now open! Distribution will take place April 28, 2020, and April 29, 2020. For more information on the project, click here.