As part of the 1:1 Home to School Connection Initiative, students are issued a Chromebook to access online digital resources, work on electronic assignments, and conduct research at home. However, outside of school, there exists a digital divide that may prevent students from accessing the Internet and thus, lose access to digital resources and other materials exclusively on the web. Though access to these resources are not always essential for homework assignments, Lodi Unified School District is sharing options available to families to help our families close the gap and ensure that students are not deprived of certain elements that are fundamental to a strong education and future successes.
Option I – No Cost Internet Access
City of Lodi Public Library
Wireless access is available within the City of Lodi Public Library building. For more information, visit http://library.lodi.gov/Using-the-Library/Computer-Use
Stockton - San Joaquin County Public Library
Wireless access is available is accessible from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week from within the building. For more information, visit http://www.ssjcpl.org/using/wifiHelp.html
Option II – Low Cost Internet Access
AT&T Access Program
Service entails at-home WiFi at 10 Mbps for $10/month (No install, modem fee, or contracts). To be eligible, at least one individual in household must participate in U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), Cal Fresh, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. For more information, visit https://www.att.com/access
Internet Essentials (Comcast)
No credit check, no installation fee, no term contract, and in-home WiFi included. Access the internet at 15 Mbps for $9.95/month (plus tax). Internet essentials also offers low-cost computers and is geared towards families, housing assistance, seniors, and community college students. Apply online at https://www.internetessentials.com.
Service provides high-speed internet through a mobile hotspot at a rate of $15/month with a one-time cost of $100. To be eligible, at least one individual in household must participate in an income-based government assistance program such as free or reduced lunch at school. For more information, visit https://www.human-i-t.org/mobile-citizen
Option III – Residential Internet Providers
Families can sign up with an Internet Service Provider at standard consumer rates. Service offerings include access with no limitations, no eligibility requirements, greater internet speeds, and a variety of other features. Visit http://www.internetprovidersbyzip.com to view available plans in your area.