Wi-Fi hotspots bridging the digital divide

Library to distribute Wi-Fi hotspots to City of Sacramento residents
December 29, 2020
Hotspot-in-Action.jpgIn partnership with the City of Sacramento, as well as, other community-based organizations and non-profits, Sacramento Public Library is helping to bring internet services at no-cost to eligible residents. The Wi-Fi hotspots are available through the library as part of the City of Sacramento’s Digital Equity Response Program and funded by the $89 million the City received from the federal CARES act.

“The pandemic has demonstrated how acute the digital divide is in Sacramento. So many in our community are struggling without access to reliable, affordable broadband at home,” said Library Deputy Director Jarrid Keller. “These Wi-Fi hotspots will provide one year of free connectivity for city residents at a time when digital connections are essential to our daily life from distance learning and remote work to media consumption and job searching.”

City of Sacramento residents impacted by COVID-19 can checkout a hotspot from the Lucky Day Collection for six weeks at City of Sacramento locations using curbside service.

To checkout a hotspot, visit the library and text “hotspot” using the number posted for curbside pickup. The Lucky Day hotspots are only available at these City of Sacramento locations: Belle Cooledge, Central, Colonial Heights, Del Paso Heights, Martin Luther King, Jr., McKinley, North Natomas, North Sacramento – Hagginwood, Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven, South Natomas, and Valley Hi-North Laguna.

If you do not have a mobile phone or cannot text, please call Customer Service at (916) 264-2920 for assistance. The deadline to apply for a Wi-Fi hotspot with 1 year of Wi-Fi service has expired.